Journal article

Perylene-based profluorescent nitroxides for the rapid monitoring of polyester degradation upon weathering: An assessment

Paul D Sylvester, Helen E Ryan, Craig D Smith, Aaron S Micallef, Carl H Schiesser, Uta Wille

POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

A profluorescent nitroxide possessing an isoindoline nitroxide moiety linked to a perylene fluorophore was developed to monitor radical mediated degradation of melamine-formaldehyde crosslinked polyester coil coatings in an industry standard accelerated weathering tester. Trapping of polyester-derived radicals (most likely C-radicals) that are generated during polymer degradation leads to fluorescent closed-shell alkoxy amines, which was used to obtain time-dependent degradation profiles to assess the relative stability of different polyesters towards weathering. The nitroxide probe couples excellent thermal stability and satisfactory photostability with high sensitivity and enables detectio..

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This work was supported by the Australian Research Council and PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd. We thank Professor Ken Ghiggino, Dr Philip Barker and Mena Param for helpful discussions.