Direct Pyrolysis - Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Thermal Degradation of Thio-Click-Modified Poly(2-oxazoline)

Atilkan, Nurcan
Schlaad, Helmut
Hacaloğlu, Jale
Poly(2‐(3‐butenyl)‐2‐oxazoline)s (PBOX) with glucose‐S‐butyl (Glc) and perfluoroalkyl‐S‐butyl (F) side chains (three samples: Glc/F = 100/0, 0/100, and 88/12) are synthesized by ring‐opening polymerization of 2‐butenyl‐2‐oxazoline and thiol‐ene click photochemistry, and their thermal properties are analyzed by direct‐pyrolysis mass spectrometry. Significant changes in the thermal stability and thermal‐degradation products are observed depending on the structure of the side chain. The thermal degradation of PBOX‐Glc and PBOX‐F homopolymers starts with loss of side chains at relatively low temperatures and successive cleavage along the side and main chains follows. The stability of the glucose units of the PBOX‐Glc/F copolymer is significantly increased by the presence of perfluoroalkyl groups, attributable to OH···F hydrogen bonding interactions during pyrolysis.


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Citation Formats
N. Atilkan, H. Schlaad, Y. NUR, and J. Hacaloğlu, “Direct Pyrolysis - Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Thermal Degradation of Thio-Click-Modified Poly(2-oxazoline),” MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, pp. 148–152, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: