Nucleophilic substitution of poly(vinyl chloride) with iminoacetic acid and n-dodecanethiol

Guido Grause, Takahisa Hosoya, Kazumi Hashimoto, Tomohito Kameda, Toshiaki Yoshioka

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The modification of poly(vinyl chloride) was carried out with iminodiacetic acid (IDA, C4H7NO4) and iminodiacetic acid dimethylester (IDADM, C6H11NO4), as well as with n-dodecanethiol (DT, C12H26S) in the presence of K2CO3. The reaction was carried out at different temperatures below 100 °C with dimethyl formamide (DMF) and cyclohexanone as solvents. IDA did not show any reactivity, probably due to the dipolar character of the molecule. IDADM caused the elimination of HCl, while only substitution ratios of about 3 % were observed. However, the modification of PVC with DT resulted in a substitution rate of 18 % without elimination. DT-PVC showed excellent thermal properties, comparable with those of the unmodified polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-524
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul


  • Elimination
  • Ion exchanger
  • Plasticizer
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanics of Materials


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