Large scale Soxhlet extraction and fractional precipitation have been utilised to
provide low molecular weight extracts from poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC),
polystyrene and polyethylene. These extracts were then resolved into their
constituent oligomers by high performance gel permeation chromatography and
high performance liquid chromatography. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food