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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Selective Attachment Of Pyrenyl Groups To Ethylene-co-vinyl Acetate Copolymers: Dynamic And Static Fluorescence Studies.
Author: Yamaki, S B
Atvars, T D Z
Weiss, Richard G
Abstract: Micromorphology is an important factor in determining polymer properties and uses. Here, steady-state and dynamic fluorescence from covalently attached 1-alkylpyrenyl groups are used to investigate the micromorphology of several random ethylene-co-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers with defined compositions of vinyl acetate monomer. The results are compared with those from homopolymers of high- and low-density polyethylenes and poly(vinyl acetate). Selective attachment of pyren-1-yl groups to polymer chains was accomplished by irradiation of pyren-1-yldiazomethane sorbed into polymer films. Steady-state fluorescence spectra and fluorescence decay rates of attached pyrenyl groups in films of the polymers have been compared with those from films with sorbed pyrene. I1/I3 intensity ratios from vibrational bands in the fluorescence spectra and the fluorescence decay rates of attached 1-alkylpyrenyl groups are much less sensitive to changes in the copolymer composition than are those of pyrene. These observations suggest that attachment occurs selectively to the olefinic segments (rather than to the acetate-rich regions) of polymer chains of EVA copolymers. This conclusion is consistent with the known preferences for reaction by pyren-1-ylcarbene in solution.
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Date Issue: 2002
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