The photochemical stability and photodegradation pathways of poly(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate) (PTFEMA) and copolymers of 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyl methacrylate with 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (XFDMA-EHMA) have been investigated under artificial solar light irradiation. The extent of degradation was assessed by weight loss and gel content determination, size exclusion chromatography and FTIR spectroscopy. PTFEMA exposed up to 2000 h showed only molecular changes due to a low extent of chain scission. The two XFDMA-EHMA copolymers underwent much more degradation, with extensive cross-linking, formation of low-molecular weight products, and oxidation reactions on the chains. The behaviour of the copolymers is controlled by the reactivity of the EHMA units, as was shown by comparison with results obtained on degradation of PEHMA homopolymer.
|Autori:||CHIANTORE O.; LAZZARI M.; AGLIETTO M.; CASTELVETRO V.; CIARDELLI F|
|Titolo:||Photochemical Stability of Partially Fluorinated Acrylic Protective Coatings. I. Poly(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate) and poly(1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyl methacrylate-co-2-ethylhexyl methacrylate)s|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0141-3910(99)00146-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|