Preparation and properties of some poly(alpha-olefin sulfones)
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1971 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 15, Issue 8, pages 1881–1888, August 1971
How to Cite
Crawford, J. E. and Gray, D. N. (1971), Preparation and properties of some poly(alpha-olefin sulfones). J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 15: 1881–1888. doi: 10.1002/app.1971.070150807
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAR 1971
The properties of alpha-olefin–sulfur dioxide copolymer prepared from the series C8–C18 (even-numbered) alpha-olefins and sulfur dioxide are described. These polymers undergo clean thermal degradation and have high permeabilities to oxygen and carbon dioxide. Maximum permeabilities, maximum per cent elongation at the yield point, and minimum density are obtained with the C16-based polymer. An explanation is proposed involving a competitive plasticizing/side chain crystallization effect.