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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2015, Article ID 280325, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/280325
Research Article

Structure and Electrical Study of New Chemically Modified Poly(vinyl chloride)

1Laboratory of Organic Synthesis, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage, Jarzouna, 7021 Bizerte, Tunisia
2Laboratory of Materials Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage, Jarzouna, 7021 Bizerte, Tunisia

Received 12 March 2015; Revised 20 May 2015; Accepted 26 May 2015

Academic Editor: Jose Ramon Leiza

Copyright © 2015 F. Ammari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The aim of this work was to study the structural and electrical properties of a new polymer obtained by functionalization of a commercial poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) (Mw = 48000) by grafting aminoalkyl and aminoaryl groups. Modified poly(vinyl chloride) was prepared in two steps. The structural properties of the polymer were systematically investigated by varieties of techniques as differential scanning calorimetric (DSC), thermogravimetry analysis (TG), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The electrical properties of the polymer were studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS).