Accession Number : ADA183322

Title :   Photooxidation of an MDI (Methylene 4,4'-Diphenyl Diisocyanate) Based Polyurethane Elastomer.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HATTIESBURG DEPT OF POLYMER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Hoyle,Charles E ; No,Y G ; Nelson,G L

PDF Url : ADA183322

Report Date : 29 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The photolysis of a polyurethane elastomer based on methylene 4,4'- diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) in air and under vacuum results in the oxidation of primary photoproducts at relatively short irradiation times. The degree of crosslinked gel and the ultraviolet absorption spectra are both dependent on the presence of oxygen during the photolysis. Apparently, photolysis of the primary photoproducts (probably photo-Fries type) contributes to the degree of crosslinking generated upon photolysis. These results point out the complicated nature of one of the many reaction processes leading to the ultimate photogradation of MDI based polyurethanes.

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *POLYURETHANE RESINS, *OXIDATION, *PHOTOLYSIS, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), OXYGEN, RESPONSE, ABSORPTION, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, BIPHENYL, ISOCYANATES, ELASTOMERS, IRRADIATION, SHORT RANGE(TIME), VACUUM

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE