Biocorrosion of Plasticized Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Caused by Apergillus niger Microscopic Fungus

  • I. G. KalininaEmail author
  • K. Z. Gumargalieva
  • S. A. Semenov


The mechanism of aging of plasticized PVC coexposed to several factors—temperature and Aspergillus niger microscopic fungus—is elucidated. Long-term exposure to Aspergillus niger increases electrical insulation resistance, probably because the content of plasticizing additive in the polymer decreases.


dialkyl phthalate Aspergillus niger plasticized PVC biocorrosion 



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  • I. G. Kalinina
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Z. Gumargalieva
    • 1
  • S. A. Semenov
    • 1
  1. 1.Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsMoscowRussia

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