Crosslinking and scission in radical-promoted functionalization of polyethylene
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 42, Issue 7, pages 1939–1941, 5 April 1991
How to Cite
Kwei, T. K., Pearce, E. M., Schlecht, M. F. and Cheung, W. (1991), Crosslinking and scission in radical-promoted functionalization of polyethylene. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 42: 1939–1941. doi: 10.1002/app.1991.070420717
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUL 1990
- Manuscript Received: 30 MAR 1990
We reported earlier on grafting hexafluoroisopropanol groups onto polyethylene through the reaction of polyethylene with hexafluoroacetone and di-t-butyl peroxide. The modified polyethylene was partially crosslinked. In this work, we adapted the Charlesby–Pinner Equation to estimate the ratio of chain scission to crosslinking in the reaction.