Investigation of factors affecting synthesis of polyvinyl butyral by Taguchi method

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  • Morteza Hajian,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Islamic Republic of Iran
    • Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan81746-73441, Islamic Republic of Iran
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  • Gholam Ali Koohmareh,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Islamic Republic of Iran
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  • Mahdi Rastgoo

    1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 81746-73441, Islamic Republic of Iran
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Abstract

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) was prepared by condensation reaction of butyral with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in aqueous phase containing an acid as a catalyst and an emulsifying agent. Properties of the polymer were a function of the relative amounts of the three randomly distributed units of acetal, acetate and vinyl alcohol groups, and the molecular weight. In this work, some effective factors in synthesis of PVB have been investigated by Taguchi method. The percent of the acetalization has been determined according to the ASTM D1396, and the polymer was characterized by IR, TG, and DTG techniques. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2010

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