Thermal decomposition of polystyrene-b-poly(2-vinylpyridine) coordinated to co nanoparticles

Elmaci, Ayşegül
Hacaloğlu, Jale
Kayran, Ceyhan
Sakellariou, Georgios
Hadjichristidis, Nikos
Direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry analyses of polystyrene-block-poly(2-vinylpyridne), PS-b-P2VP, indicated that the thermal degradation of each component occurred independently through the decomposition pathways proposed for the corresponding homopolymers; depolymerization for PS and depolymerization and loss of protonated oligomers for P2VP by a more complex degradation mechanism. On the other hand, upon coordination to cobalt nanoparticles, thermal decomposition of the P2VP blocks was initiated by loss of pyridine units, leaving an unsaturated and/or crosslinked polymer backbone that degraded at relatively high temperatures.
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A. Elmaci, J. Hacaloğlu, C. Kayran, G. Sakellariou, and N. Hadjichristidis, “Thermal decomposition of polystyrene-b-poly(2-vinylpyridine) coordinated to co nanoparticles,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, pp. 2023–2027, 2009, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: