Oxidation of a Polymer Surface with Gas-Phase Singlet (1Δg) Oxygen

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Science  18 Sep 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3951, pp. 1206-1207
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3951.1206


Singlet molecular oxygen (1Δg) produced by the microwave discharge of ground state oxygen in a flow system was passed over a film of cis-polybutadiene. This treatment resulted in the formation, at the surface, of hydroperoxides which were detected by internal reflection infrared spectroscopy.

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