Morphology and Performance of PolyVinyl Chloride Thin Films Doped with Polyorganosilanes against Photodegradation

Safaa H. Mohamed, Emad Yousif, Ayad S. Hameed, Dina S. Ahmed, Khalid Zainulabdeen, Hamid M. Saleh, Amani A. Husain, Muna Bufaroosha

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The importance of polymeric additives has taken an important role in industrial technology and its development and the increase in the consumption period of industrial products, especially plastic products. Therefore, a different type of polymeric additive was used, which can be classified as another type of polymeric additive, where three types of polymers were synthesized as polymeric additives. These polymers differ from each other only in stereo geometry. Three geometric shapes of the polymer were synthesized, namely, ortho, meta, and para polymers. They were studied as photo stabilizers for PVC and compared as the best photostabilizer for PVC. Polyorganosiloxane was invented by various technologies. Polyorganosilanes and poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) were combined to create homogeneous films. Various methods were used to investigate the effects of long-term irradiation on polyorganosilane-containing films. The development of side products containing polyene and carbonyl groups was observed in the infrared spectra of PVC films before, during, and after irradiation. The absorption bands' intensities of the functional groups associated with the polyorganosilanes were lower when it was present. Furthermore, it was observed that the weight of PVC films dropped less when irradiating them after hybridization with polyorganosilanes. In the presence of polyorganosilanes, there was also a minor alteration in the surface of irradiated PVC. Photodegradation of PVC is inhibited by polyorganosilanes. Hence, the role of polyorganosilanes to stabilize PVC against UV exposure has been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4027-4038
Number of pages12
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


  • Homogeneous films
  • PVC
  • Polyorganosilanes
  • Surface morphology
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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