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Title: Characterisation of vinyl chloride oligomers
Author: Forrest, Martin J.
ISNI:       0000 0000 4341 4650
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1988
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A low molecular weight fraction was obtained from a mass polymerised PVC resin by using diethyl ether Soxhlet extraction followed by either preparative gel filtration or solvent fractionation. A gas chromatography - mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) analysis of this fraction revealed that, in addition to vinyl chloride (VC) oligomers, it contained a large number of other compounds, in particular a large concentration of phthalates. By using adsorption liquid chromatography it was possible to remove the phthalates, along with other contaminants having a similar or greater polarity, from the low molecular weight PVC fraction.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Polymerised PVC resin