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Title: Cross-linking of unplasticised poly(vinyl chloride) with peroxide
Authors: Thomas, Noreen L.
Gilbert, Marianne
Hoang, T.
Keywords: Poly(vinyl chloride)
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Maney Publishing
Citation: THOMAS, N.L., GILBERT, M. and HOANG, T., 2006. Cross-linking of unplasticised poly(vinyl chloride) with peroxide. Plastics, Rubber and Composites, 35 (3), pp. 112 - 116
Abstract: The peroxide cross-linking of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) with trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TMPTMA) has been investigated. The degree of cross-linking was measured in terms of the gel content of the material, i.e. the insoluble residue remaining after soxhlet extraction in tetrahydrofuran. Cross-linking gave rise to significant improvements in high temperature tensile strength, but at higher levels of peroxide, dehydrochlorination of PVC was found to compete with grafting and cross-linking reactions. The results have been analysed to predict the optimum amount of TMPTMA and peroxide to maximise gel content and strength while maintaining thermal stability.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Plastics, Rubber and Composites [© Maney Publishing] and is available at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/prc
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1179/174328906X103105
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4505
ISSN: 1465-8011
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