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Z. Wirpsza, M. Stępińska

Chemical modification of poly(vinyl chloride)

Polimery 1984, No 1, 10

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.1984.010


The commercial emulsion PVC of the PCW-E 65N type has been modified in solution with maleic anhydride (MA) or ethylenediamine (EDA). Polymers containing carboxylic (after hydrolysis) or amino groups, respectively, have been obtained. Modification of PVC with BM and EDA results in an increase in water absorption as well as in the sorp­tion and desorption of water vapour. Moreover, PVC mo­dified with BM reveals higher tensile strength and lower elongation at break. Mixing of both modified polymers to­gether is accompanied by an ionic crosslinking. It has been found that swelling of polymer film in butanol (non-sol­vent) changes the mechanical properties of both modified and non-modified PVC.

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