Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 121, Issue 3, pp 1021–1030 | Cite as

Influence of the nature of the chain breaker on the thermal stability of phthalic anhydride-based polyesters

  • Dorina Modra
  • Gabriela Vlase
  • Paul Albu
  • Constantin Bolcu
  • Titus Vlase


This study presents the synthesis of polyesters obtained from phthalic anhydride as acidic components and one mixture of monoethylene glycol and monohydric alcohol (in ratio 1.1:0.15). Molar ratio of the acid component and alcohol component was 1:1.25. n-Propanol, n-butanol, n-octanol and isoamyl alcohol were used as monohydric alcohol. Physicochemical characterization was performed by elemental analysis, FTIR/UATR spectroscopy of polyesters and char, EGA (evolved gas analysis), thermal analysis in synthetic air and in nitrogen atmosphere.


Thermal behavior EGA FTIR spectroscopy Polyesters Chain breaker 



This work was supported by POSCCE Grant No. 12PO102418/5124/22.05.2014, SMIS 50328: “New energetic efficient technology for synthesis of polyester copolymers.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorina Modra
    • 1
  • Gabriela Vlase
    • 1
  • Paul Albu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Constantin Bolcu
    • 1
  • Titus Vlase
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Thermal Analysis in Environmental ProblemsWest University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine“Vasile Goldis” West University of AradAradRomania

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