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Chemical Degradation of Poly(styrene disulfide) and Poly(styrene tetrasulfide) by Triphenylphosphine

Ganesh, Kannan and Kishore, Kaushal (1995) Chemical Degradation of Poly(styrene disulfide) and Poly(styrene tetrasulfide) by Triphenylphosphine. In: Macromolecules, 28 (7). pp. 2483-2490.

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The chemical degradation of polysulfide polymers, viz., poly(styrene disulfide), PSD, and poly(styrene tetrasulfide), PST, has been achieved using triphenylphosphine, TPP. The reaction was monitored using P-31 NMR spectroscopy. The solubility analysis of the reaction residues reveals that while PSD degrades completely, PST on the other hand, undergoes complete degradation only when the concentration of TPP is increased. Moreover, the reaction of PST with TPP occurs at room temperature whereas PSD requires a higher temperature. The reaction products were analyzed using the direct pyrolysis mass spectrometric (DP-MS) technique, and their formation has been explained through an ionic mechanism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Macromolecules
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 09:31
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 09:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37234

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