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First report on a semicrystalline vinyl polyperoxide

Jayaseharan, J and Kishore, K and Nalini, G and Gururow, TN (1999) First report on a semicrystalline vinyl polyperoxide. In: Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 37 (21). pp. 4033-4036.


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Vinyl polyperoxides constitute a narrow but important class of polymers because they show several novel physicochemical properties. Having a highly flexible backbone, they are also highly viscous amorphous materials. Interestingly, we found that poly( -phenyl styrene peroxide) (PAPSP) forms a crystalline structure that is perhaps the first crystalline structure known in the family of polyperoxides. From detailed powder X-ray diffraction analysis and simulation studies, PAPSP was found to have a helical conformation. Another interesting feature of PAPSP is that it is highly thermally stable and photostable compared to other known polyperoxides. This makes PAPSP the most eligible candidate for exploring novel application potentials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keywords: poly phenyl styrene peroxide;vinyl polyperoxide;crystalline structure;simulation;helical structure;dihedral angle
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/341

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