Evaluation of Long-Term Performance of Antioxidants Using Prooxidants instead of Thermal Acceleration
2005 (English)In: Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, ISSN 0887-624X, E-ISSN 1099-0518, Vol. 43, no 19, 4537-4546 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Evaluation of stabilization efficiencies of different antioxidants in polymers at low temperature and relatively short time was performed using incorporation of a prooxidant for catalytic oxidation. Comparisons were made between polypropylene films stabilized with primary antioxidants (Irganox 1076, Irganox 1010, and α-tocopherol), with or without the prooxidant manganese stearate at different temperatures. A faster degradation was obtained in the presence of a prooxidant than without it. The relative efficiency of the antioxidants at prooxidant acceleration correlated better to low temperature long-term test than at the thermal acceleration. The results were affected by initial differences in the amounts of the antioxidants present after the processing of the films. These differences were corrected for by a recalculation using microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) and high performance liquid chromatography analysis from the exponential decrease in the amount of antioxidant in the films. The fastest comparison of the antioxidants efficiency was obtained from oxidation induction times, using total luminescence intensity measurements, but reliable results could also be obtained from the time to apparent failure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 43, no 19, 4537-4546 p.
Accelerated aging, Antioxidants, Microwave-assisted extraction, Polyolefins, Stabilization
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5139DOI: 10.1002/pola.20936ISI: 000231989400022ScopusID: 2-s2.0-27744540061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5139DiVA: diva2:7934
QC 20100914. Uppdaterad från Accepted till Published (20100914)2005-05-252005-05-252010-09-14Bibliographically approved