Introduction to the Photo-oxidative Degradation Mechanisms of Polymers
Highly photostable polymers, that are commonly used without photostabilizer added, e.g. polytetrafluoroethylene and poly (methyl methacrylates).
Moderately photostable polymers that can be used without photostabilizer, e.g. poly(ethylene terephthalate) and polycarbonates.
Poorly photostable polymers which need extensive stabilization for outdoor uses, e.g. polyolefins, polyvinyl chloride), poly-styrene, polyamides, polyurethanes, rubbers, coatings and cellulose.
KeywordsNatural Rubber Vinyl Acetate Chain Scission Energy Transfer Process Peroxy Radical
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