Degradation and stabilization of polyacetal copolymers
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1965 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 1419–1429, April 1965
How to Cite
Berardinelli, F. M., Dolce, T. J. and Walling, C. (1965), Degradation and stabilization of polyacetal copolymers. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 9: 1419–1429. doi: 10.1002/app.1965.070090418
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUN 1964
Acetal copolymers prepared from trioxane and ethylene oxide consist of polyoxymethylene segments with oxyethylene units distributed in the chain. These oxyethylene units profoundly affect the thermal and chemical behavior of the polymer. The presence of the oxyethylene units renders the copolymer amenable to thermal or base hydrolytic treatment which results in a final product with stable endgroups. The copolymers so obtained are significantly more stable, thermally and chemically, than acetylated polyoxymethylene homopolymer.