Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 281–286 | Cite as

Rapid microanalytical chlorine determination in polymers by ion selective electrode

  • Miklós Zsuga
  • Béla Iván
  • Joseph P. Kennedy


A rapid microanalytical method has been developed for the determination of very small amounts of chlorine in polymers. The gist of the method comprises quantitative dechlorination by sodium biphenyl or dehydrochlorination bytert-BuOK, aqueous extraction of the Cl formed, followed by [Cl] quantitation by chloride ion selective electrode (CSE). The method has been tested and is now used routinely for chlorine end group quantitation of telechelic polyisobutylene (PIB), poly(2,4,6-trimethylstyrene) (PTMSt), and poly(p-chlorostyrene) (PpClSt).


Sodium Polymer Chloride Chlorine Biphenyl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miklós Zsuga
    • 1
  • Béla Iván
    • 1
  • Joseph P. Kennedy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer ScienceUniversity of AkronAkronUSA

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