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Polymers 2017, 9(11), 621;

Cardanol Groups Grafted on Poly(vinyl chloride)—Synthesis, Performance and Plasticization Mechanism

National Engineering Lab for Biomass Chemical Utilization, Key Lab on Forest Chemical Engineering, State Forestry Administration, and Key Lab of Biomass Energy and Materials, Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), 16 Suojin North Road, Nanjing 210042, China
Institute of New Technology of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forest (CAF), Beijing 100091, China
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, 159 Longpan Road, Nanjing 210037, China
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Received: 8 September 2017 / Revised: 9 November 2017 / Accepted: 11 November 2017 / Published: 15 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers from Renewable Resources)
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Internally plasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) materials are investigated via grafting of propargyl ether cardanol (PEC). The chemical structure of the materials was studied by FT-IR and 1H NMR. The performace of the obtained internally plasticized PVC materials was also investigated with TGA, DSC and leaching tests. The results showed that grafting of propargyl ether cardanol (PEC) on PVC increased the free volume and distance of PVC chains, which efficiently decreased the glass transition temperature (Tg). No migration was found in the leaching tests for internally plasticized PVC films compared with plasticized PVC materials with commercial plasticizer dioctyl phthalate (DOP). The internal plasticization mechanism was also disscussed according to lubrication theory and free volume theory. This work provides a meaningful strategy for designing no-migration PVC materials by introducing cardanol groups as branched chains. View Full-Text
Keywords: cardanol; plasticizer; poly(vinyl chloride); migration; plasticization mechanism cardanol; plasticizer; poly(vinyl chloride); migration; plasticization mechanism

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Jia, P.; Zhang, M.; Hu, L.; Wang, R.; Sun, C.; Zhou, Y. Cardanol Groups Grafted on Poly(vinyl chloride)—Synthesis, Performance and Plasticization Mechanism. Polymers 2017, 9, 621.

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