The Indirect Electrochemical Initiation of Dehydrohalogenation of Polyvinyl Chloride in Acetonitrile

G. S. Shapoval , Yu. V. Kontsur , A. A. Pud , A. P. Tomilov
Российский электрохимический журнал
Abstract / Full Text

The feasibility of the indirect electrochemical dehydrochlorination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)under the action of the products that emerge during reductive electrolysis of the acetonitrile–tetrabutylammonium perchlorate system is established. Quantitative regularities of dehydrochlorination and the possibility ofusing this process for the modification of the PVC surface with the aim of rendering it hydrophilic and givingit semiconductor properties are investigated.