Epoxide containing spherical beads from PVC

Bicak N., Senkal B. F. , GAZI M.

POLYMER BULLETIN, cilt.51, sa.3, ss.231-236, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00289-003-0216-2
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.231-236


Dehydrochlorination of poly (vinylchloride) (PVC) bead particles (410-840 mum) has been performed by heating in liquid paraffin or pre-treatment with KOH-isopropanol and subsequent heating at 200 degreesC. These procedures give crosslinked dark-colored products with retention of the bead shapes. Catalytic epoxidation of the dehydrochlorinated products with t-butyl hydroperoxide yields gray-white to dark products with reasonable epoxide contents (1.7-4.7 mmol per gram). The method presented offers a simple pathway to prepare epoxidized spherical beads, starting from PVC. The resulting products are very useful as functional group carriers, due to high reactivity of the epoxy groups.