Quantitative determination of degradation products an effective means to study early stages of degradation in linear and branched poly(butylene adipate) and poly(butylene succinate)
2004 (English)In: Polymer degradation and stability, ISSN 0141-3910, E-ISSN 1873-2321, Vol. 83, no 3, 487-493 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Low molecular weight products migrating from linear and branched poly(butylene adipate) (PBA) and poly(butylene succinate) (M) during hydrolysis were extracted, identified and quantified by solid phase extraction (SPE) and GC-MS. The combination of SPE and GC-MS proved to be a sensitive tool, able to detect small differences in the degradation rate during early stages of hydrolysis before any significant differences were observed by weight loss and molecular weight measurements. The detected low molecular weight products included monomers i.e. adipic acid and 1,4-butanediol for the PBA polymers and succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol for PBS. Several dimers and trimers i.e. hydroxybutyl adipate, hydroxybutyl succinate, di(hydroxybutyl) adipate, di(hydroxybutyl) succinate and hydroxybutyl disuccinate were also detected. Comparison of measured weight loss and the amount of monomeric products showed that weight loss during early stages of hydrolysis was mainly caused by the release of water-soluble oligomers. On prolonged ageing these oligomers continued to hydrolyse to monomeric species.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 83, no 3, 487-493 p.
GC-MS, Hydrolysis, Poly(butylene adipate), Poly(butylene succinate), Degradation, Dimers, Hydrochloric acid, Hydrolysis, Molecular weight, Monomers, Oligomers, pH effects, Polyesters, Degradation products, GC-MS, Poly(butylene adipate), Poly(butylene succinate), Butenes
Polymer Chemistry Polymer Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6755DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2003.07.001ISI: 000189214900017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-1142291788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6755DiVA: diva2:11556
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