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Appl. Sci. 2015, 5(4), 840-850;

Chemical Modification of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) in Water

Centre de Recherche sur les Matériaux Lignocellulosiques (CRML), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 3351, Boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5H7, Canada
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Academic Editor: Samuel B. Adeloju
Received: 14 September 2015 / Revised: 5 October 2015 / Accepted: 9 October 2015 / Published: 20 October 2015
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Partial chemical modification of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) was performed through tosylation followed by azidation. Amine functional PVA was also prepared by grafting propargylamine using click chemistry reaction. Through this approach, a tosyl group (a good leaving group), azide group (a group used in click chemistry) and amine group (a group used for amidation) were attached to PVA polymer chains. The three chemical modifications were performed in water. FTIR and XPS analysis confirmed the chemical modification after each step. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to study the thermal stability of the modified PVA. View Full-Text
Keywords: poly(vinyl alcohol); chemical modification; click chemistry; green chemistry poly(vinyl alcohol); chemical modification; click chemistry; green chemistry

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Awada, H.; Daneault, C. Chemical Modification of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) in Water. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 840-850.

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