Ultrasonic degradation of polymer solutions. 1. Polystyrene revisited

Gareth J. Price, Paul F. Smith

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Abstract

The results of ultrasonic irradiation of polystyrene solutions in toluene, benzene and carbon tetrachloride are described. The effect of a range of conditions such as ultrasonic intensity, solution concentration and varying solvents were investigated. The non‐random nature of the degradation process was clearly demonstrated and the effect of different solvents was interpreted in terms of their thermodynamic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer International
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991

Keywords

  • molecular weight distribution
  • molecular weight modification
  • polymer degradation
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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