W. T. Ferrar, J. P. O'Brien, Harry R. Allcock

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Results of an experimental program are presented in which the behavior of four polyorganophosphazene was determined after exposure to near-ultraviolet radiation of wavelength 2537 A. Photolysis reaction mechanisms are proposed (two schemes). It is concluded that polyphosphazenes as a class can withstand appreciable exposure to near-ultraviolet radiation without sustaining appreciable skeletal cleavage or depolymerization to cyclic oligomers, provided that phosphorus-chlorine bonds are absent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
EventPap presented at the Natl Meet, 176th - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 9 1978Sep 15 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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