Rapid microanalytical chlorine determination in polymers by ion selective electrode

Miklós Zsuga, Béla Iván, Joseph P. Kennedy

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A rapid microanalytical method has been developed for the determination of very small amounts of chlorine in polymers. The gist of the method comprises quantitative dechlorination by sodium biphenyl or dehydrochlorination by tert-BuOK, aqueous extraction of the Cl formed, followed by [Cl] quantitation by chloride ion selective electrode (CSE). The method has been tested and is now used routinely for chlorine end group quantitation of telechelic polyisobutylene (PIB), poly(2,4,6-trimethylstyrene) (PTMSt), and poly(p-chlorostyrene) (PpClSt).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - márc. 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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