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Surface chemistry of polymers. Adsorption and absorption of gases by polyvinylchloride

Perret, E. A. ; Jeanneret, C. ; Stoeckli, Fritz

In: Helvetica Chimica Acta, 1972, vol. 55, no. 6, p. 1987-1991

Nitrogen and carbon monoxide are physically adsorbed on polyvinylchloride between 78 and 86 K, without hysteresis. At higher temperatures, carbon dioxide (195 K), sulfur dioxide (273 and 293 K) and chloroethane (293 K) are strongly absorbed by the solid, with hysteresis. The possibility of trapping CO inside the solid indicates that PVC has an open structure at higher temperatures. The effect of... More

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    Nitrogen and carbon monoxide are physically adsorbed on polyvinylchloride between 78 and 86 K, without hysteresis. At higher temperatures, carbon dioxide (195 K), sulfur dioxide (273 and 293 K) and chloroethane (293 K) are strongly absorbed by the solid, with hysteresis. The possibility of trapping CO inside the solid indicates that PVC has an open structure at higher temperatures. The effect of heating on the polymer was also investigated.