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Thioxanthone Sensitized Photodegradation of Poly(alkyl methacrylate) Films

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Autor(es):
Neumann, Miguel G. [1] ; Schmitt, Carla C. [1] ; Goi, Beatriz E. [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Applied Polymer Science; v. 115, n. 3, p. 1283-1288, FEB 5 2010.
Citações Web of Science: 5
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The thioxanthone-sensitized photodegradation of poly(alkyl methacrylate) films {[}alkyl = methyl, ethyl, butyl, and hexyl] was studied using near UV-vis light. The photooxidation process continued even after the total consumption of the sensitizer, possibly due to the excitation of the ketyl groups formed during the first stages of the process. The rate of oxidation, as well as the formation of hydroxy, peroxy, and ketyl groups was faster for polymers with larger ester groups. The decrease of the molecular weight of the degradated polymers was also larger for the hexyl substituted polymer. The side-chain size effect was attributed to the larger amount of secondary hydrogens available for abstraction by the triplet state of thioxanthone, present in the larger ester groups. The lower glass transition temperature of the hexyl substituted polymer allows a better diffusion of oxygen to the deeper layers of the films that also contributes to the faster photodegradation rate. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 115: 1283-1288, 2010 (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 03/07770-4 - Interações de luz visível com polímeros: fotopolimerização e fotodegradação
Beneficiário:Miguel Guillermo Neumann
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 05/03692-4 - Contribuições aos estudos da fotoestabilidade de corantes em polímeros
Beneficiário:Carla Cristina Schmitt Cavalheiro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular