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Title: New Development of Polymer-Based Cotton for Breathable Material

item Chang, Sechin
item Condon, Brian
item Prevost, Nicolette

Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2008
Publication Date: 2/27/2008
Citation: Chang, S., Condon, B.D., Prevost, N.T. 2008. New Development of Polymer-Based Cotton for Breathable Material [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting. CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Recently, we converted the poly (ethylene oxide) dibromide to poly (ethylene oxide) diazides and reacted to study cycloaddition polymerization with bisphenol-A dipropargyl ether to produce elastomers compatible with cotton (Polymer Preprints, 2005, 46(1), 737-738). The reactants were characterized with proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry methods. The cycloaddition process was studied by differential scanning calorimetry. In this paper we will discuss the preparation of benzyl-celluloses and the thermal, NMR (1H, 13C, 15N) characteristics of the cycloaddition products. Furthermore, we will discuss the blending of the cycloaddition adducts with benzyl-celluloses to prepare new binary films and fibers and discuss their thermal properties obtained by DSC and TGA studies.