Synthesis of Corrosion-inhibiting Polythioesters
In the reported investigations, binary condensation copolymers of five monomers known to be corrosion inhibitors were synthesized by solution polymerization. the copolymers synthesized were poly(1,2-ethanedithiol-thiodiglycolate), poly(1,3-propanedithiol-3,3 prime -thiodipropionate), poly(1,2-ethanedithiol-3,3 prime -thiodipropionate), and poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole-3,3 prime -thiodipropionate). Yields ranged from 77 to 89% and molecular weights from 10,100 to 24,300. Attempts to produce the condensation copolymers of thiodiglycolic acid chloride and 1,3-propanedithiol or 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole failed, yielding only telomeric products. the copolymers that were synthesized demonstrated significant corrosion-inhibitory properties on steel samples in salt water.
J. W. Truesdell and M. R. Van-De-Mark, "Synthesis of Corrosion-inhibiting Polythioesters," Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Wiley-Blackwell, Jan 1982.
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