CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF HALOGENATED POLYMERS UNDER PHASE TRANSFER CONDITIONS.

Jean M J Frechet*

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Abstract

The chemical modification of several polymers including poly(vinyl bromide), poly(chloromethyl styrene), poly(vinylidene bromide), and poly(epichlorohydrin) was studied using various nucleophiles in multiphase systems with the assistance of a phase transfer catalyst. Satisfactory results were obtained using o-dichlorobenzene as solvent and powerful nucleophiles. The use of dimethylformamide as solvent often resulted in large increases in both reaction rates and conversions but sometimes created other problems. With several polymers dehydrohalogenation or chain cleavage were observed and in general the more basic nucleophiles were more destructive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-890
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of macromolecular science. Chemistry
VolumeA15
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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