The ESR spectra resulting from γ-irradiation of the following terpolymers: ethylene-propylene-5-ethylidene-2-norbornene (EPENB), ethylene-propylene-l-isopropylidendicyclopentadiene (EPIPDCP) and ethylene-propylene-tricyclo-5.2.1.02.6-deca-2.5.8-triene (EPDDCP) have been investigated. Measurements with ethylene-propylene copolymer and isotactic polypropylene have been made for comparison. The results suggest that, during the irradiation at 77 K, most of the radicals can be accounted for in terms of loss of hydrogen atoms from the main EP chains. On warming above the glass transition temperature, some of the primary radicals react with termonomer units yielding new allyl type radicals. The dominant mechanism of reaction seems to be double bond addition in the case of EPIPDCP and EPDDCP and hydrogen abstraction in the case of EPENB.

Electron spin resonance of radicals in γ-irradiated ethylene-propylene-polyene terpolymers

FAUCITANO, ANTONIO;MARTINOTTI, FAUSTA;BUTTAFAVA, ARMANDO;
1976

Abstract

The ESR spectra resulting from γ-irradiation of the following terpolymers: ethylene-propylene-5-ethylidene-2-norbornene (EPENB), ethylene-propylene-l-isopropylidendicyclopentadiene (EPIPDCP) and ethylene-propylene-tricyclo-5.2.1.02.6-deca-2.5.8-triene (EPDDCP) have been investigated. Measurements with ethylene-propylene copolymer and isotactic polypropylene have been made for comparison. The results suggest that, during the irradiation at 77 K, most of the radicals can be accounted for in terms of loss of hydrogen atoms from the main EP chains. On warming above the glass transition temperature, some of the primary radicals react with termonomer units yielding new allyl type radicals. The dominant mechanism of reaction seems to be double bond addition in the case of EPIPDCP and EPDDCP and hydrogen abstraction in the case of EPENB.
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