Polyphosphates as thermal stabilizers for poly(vinyl chloride)

Dina S. Ahmed, Farah M. Ibrahim, Muna Bufaroosha, Mohammed H. Al-Mashhadani, Ali H. Jawad, Rahimi M. Yusop, Nadia Salih, Salam A. Mohammed, Emad Yousif

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Polyphosphates had been used as thermal stabilizers for polyvinylchloride (PVC). The thermal stability of PVC films stabilized with polyphosphates was verified by using weight loss method, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, thermal aging test, optical microscope and atomic force microscope. The outcomes demonstrated that mixing of polyphosphates with PVC can obviously enhance the stability time of PVC and improve the initial color of it. Furthermore, polyphosphates could considerably decrease the concentrations of forming double bonds within the PVC chemical structure and decrease weight loss. In addition, polyphosphate has an excellent ability to reduce the releasing of hydrochloric acid (HCl) molecules. Hence polyphosphates can replace the labile chlorine atoms within the chemical structure of PVC chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2680-2685
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Science, IConMEAS 2020 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 28 2020Dec 30 2020


  • Polyphosphates
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Thermal stability
  • Thin films
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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