Title

XPS Characterization of Friedel-Crafts Cross-Linked Polystyrene

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Source Publication

Polymer Degradation and Stability

Source ISSN

0141-3910

Abstract

The combination of a difunctional alkylating agent, either hydroxymethylbenzyl chloride or α,α′-dichloroxylene with polystyrene or high-impact polystyrene together with a Friedel-Crafts catalyst, 2-ethylhexyldiphenylphosphate, and an amine to react with hydrogen chloride has been studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results confirm what had been suggested from previous investigations using thermogravimetric analysis; cross-linking of the polymer occurs as the temperature is raised and the alcohol-containing alkylating agent gives a greater amount of cross-linking than does the dichloro compound.

Comments

Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 74, No. 2 (2001): 321-326. DOI.