Engineering thermoplastic the watery way

Hiroyuki Nishide

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The study of thermoplastic engineering and research carried out for synthesising poly (2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenyleneoxide) (PPO) was discussed. The study suggests that the synthesis of PPO is possible by stirring dimethylphenol with a catalysts in alkaline water. The PPO is used in electric household appliances and automotive parts with a characteristics of good toughness, self-extinguishing and electrically insulating. It was observed that the new method is able to develop water soluble catalysts which could be replaced with the oxidant for polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Engineer
Issue number757
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul
Externally publishedYes

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