Functionalization of polystyrene and adhesion studies

Kurbanova R., Mirzaoglu R., Kurbanov S., Karatas I., Pamuk V., Ozcan E., ...More

JOURNAL OF ADHESION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.11, no.1, pp.105-112, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The adhesion capability of novel functional polystyrenes to metals and their capability to provide corrosion resistance to metals under various conditions have been investigated. The polyfunctional polystyrenes were prepared via reaction of the polystyrene with different functional groups [2-methyl-2,3-epoxy-6-octene-4-one (I), 2-methyl-2, 3-epoxy-5,7-nonadien-4-one (II), 1-chloro-2,3-epoxy-5-chloromethyl-5-hexene (III), 1-(Delta(3)-tetrahydrobenzaldoxime)-2,3-epoxy propane (IV), and maleic anhydride (V)] in the presence of catalysts. The results show that the addition of functional groups to the polystyrene increases its adhesion capability and corrosion resistance. This increase is attributed to the quantity and nature of the functional groups bonded to polystyrene.