Effect of alkali on filaments of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and its copolyesters. II. Presence of quaternary ammonium salt in the alkali-bath



Influence of alkyl (C12–C14)-dimethyl-benzyl ammonium chloride in the solution of sodium hydroxide on the hydrolysis of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), anionically modified poly(ethylene terephthalate) copolyster (CDP), and block polymer of poly(ethylene terephthalate)-poly(ethylene glycol) (EDP), has been studied under a variety of proportions, concentrations, time and temperature of reaction, M : L ratio, etc. Mechanical properties of treated polymeric materials are evaluated. Hydrolysis of two polymers in the same bath is compared with that in separate baths.