Ester functionalization and structural modification of polypropylene via solid-state shear pulverization

J. Mirian Diop*, John M Torkelson

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Abstract

Using solid-state shear pulverization, we have identified the potential to functionalize polypropylene by taking advantage of near ambient temperature reactions. Polypropylene was pulverized in the presence of benzoyl peroxide; under these temperature conditions the decomposition of benzoyl peroxide results in the formation of benzoyloxy radicals that react with the polypropylene chain, introducing ester functional groups onto the chain. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy indicates that such functionality cannot be obtained using conventional high temperature processing methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
Pages793-796
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Sep 10 2012
Event70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2012Apr 4 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/2/124/4/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Diop, J. M., & Torkelson, J. M. (2012). Ester functionalization and structural modification of polypropylene via solid-state shear pulverization. In 70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012 (pp. 793-796). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1).