The photodegradation of heterophasic ethylene-propylene copolymers and their homopolymers has been investigated by the study of hydroperoxide formation, and by electron spin resonance (e.s.r.) and infra-red spectroscopy. On irradiation of polymer films in air at 60°C with a light of wavelength longer than 300 nm, polymer hydroperoxides are formed. The behaviour of peroxyl radicals generated in the samples on irradiation of polymer hydroperoxides with ultraviolet light at - 50°C in vacuum has been identified and compared with a combination of e.s.r, and derivatization reactions. From Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy the structure of peroxyl radicals formed is identified.
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Photo-induced radical formation in ethylene-propylene copolymer by electron spin resonance spectroscopy / R. P. Singh, R. Mani and S. Sivaram // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 1382-1385.