The homogenous sulfonation of polystyrene was developed in a pilot plant scale producing polymers with different sulfonation degrees (18 to 22 mole % of sulfonated styrene units). The reaction yield depends chiefly on the concentration ratio of acetyl sulfate and polystyrene. The morphological and thermal properties of the sulfonated polystyrene obtained by homogeneous sulfonation were studied by means of scanning electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry. The glass transition temperature of sulfonated polystyrene increases in relation to pure polystyrene and DeltaCp was evaluated in order to confirm the strong interactions among the similar toSO(3)H groups.
|Autori:||C.R. MARTINS; RUGGERI G; MA. DE PAOLI|
|Titolo:||Synthesis in pilot plant scale and physical properties of sulfonated polystyrene|
|Anno del prodotto:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|