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Synthesis, structural characterization, thermal studies and chain dynamics of poly(methacrylonitrile peroxide) by NMR spectroscopy

Dea, Priyadarsi and Sridhar, S and Sathyanarayana, DN and Sadasivamurthy, P (2001) Synthesis, structural characterization, thermal studies and chain dynamics of poly(methacrylonitrile peroxide) by NMR spectroscopy. In: Polymer, 42 (21). 8587-8593 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00409-8

Abstract

Poly(methacrylonitrile peroxide) (PMNP) has been synthesized from methacrylonitrile by free radical initiated oxidative polymerization and characterized by different spectroscopic methods. NMR spectroscopy confirmed the alternating copolymer structure with labile peroxy bonds in the main chain. The extreme instability of PMNP was noted from FTIR spectroscopy. Thermal degradation studies by using differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry have revealed that PMNP degrades highly exothermically and the heat of degradation, 42.5 kcal mol−1, is of the same order as that reported for other vinyl polyperoxides. Mass spectral fragmentation pattern under electron impact (EI) condition has also been investigated. The mechanism of the primary exothermic degradation has been substantiated by thermochemical calculations. The chain dynamics of the polyperoxide chain has been studied by means of 13C spin–lattice relaxation times (T1) of the main chain as well as the side chain carbons. The temperature dependence of the spin–lattice relaxation times shows that the PMNP is more flexible compared to the analogous poly(styrene peroxide).

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Poly(methacrylonitrile peroxide);Exothermic thermal degradation;Chain dynamics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 04:27
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39635

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