Structure and Stability of Head-to-Head PVC

Crawley, Stephen (1975) Structure and Stability of Head-to-Head PVC. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Most addition polymers are thought to he formed by head-to-tail addition of monomer units. Previous studies of PVC have confirmed that the structure is head-to-tail, although the possible presence of a small number of head-to-head units cannot be discounted, It has been suggested that it is these head-to-head structures which are responsible for the relative instability of PVC compared to model compounds. By chlorination of polybutadiene under carefully controlled conditions, a model PVC has been obtained which is made up entirely of head-to-head units A comprehensive study of the thermal degradation of this model head-to-head PVC has been carried out using mainly the techniques of thermal volatilisation analysis, which involves programmed heating up to 500

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Polymer chemistry
Date of Award: 1975
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1975-78711
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 15:00
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/78711

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