Titanium-based catalysts for poly(alkylene terephthalate) synthesis have been known for many years. Up to now, organotitanate compounds are used as catalysts on an industrial scale only for the synthesis of poly(butylenes terephthalate) (PBT), poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT), and related copolyesters; for poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), synthesis antimony-based catalysts are preferred. In fact, in this case, titanium is known to cause undesirable discoloration. In this article, a study of PET synthesis using different concentrations of a new titanium dioxide based catalyst (C-94), commercially available from Acordis Industrial Fibers GmbH, is carried out and compared with the results obtained with titanium tetrabutoxide (TBT) catalyst in the same experimental conditions. The solid-state properties and composition of C-94 was investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) coupled with mass spectroscopy and by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). A characterization of the polymers prepared with C-94 and TBT is also described. The results have shown that the use of C-94 leads to more hydrolytically stable polymers, whereas no evidence of difference in the catalytic activity, carboxyl end-groups concentration, diethylene glycol content, and thermal properties were revealed.

Comparison Between Titanium Tetrabutoxide and a New Commercial Titanium Dioxide Based Catalyst Used for the Synthesis of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) / Finelli, L.; Lorenzetti, C.; Messori, Massimo; Sisti, L.; Vannini, M.. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE. - ISSN 0021-8995. - STAMPA. - 92:(2004), pp. 1887-1892.

Comparison Between Titanium Tetrabutoxide and a New Commercial Titanium Dioxide Based Catalyst Used for the Synthesis of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)

MESSORI, Massimo;
2004

Abstract

Titanium-based catalysts for poly(alkylene terephthalate) synthesis have been known for many years. Up to now, organotitanate compounds are used as catalysts on an industrial scale only for the synthesis of poly(butylenes terephthalate) (PBT), poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT), and related copolyesters; for poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), synthesis antimony-based catalysts are preferred. In fact, in this case, titanium is known to cause undesirable discoloration. In this article, a study of PET synthesis using different concentrations of a new titanium dioxide based catalyst (C-94), commercially available from Acordis Industrial Fibers GmbH, is carried out and compared with the results obtained with titanium tetrabutoxide (TBT) catalyst in the same experimental conditions. The solid-state properties and composition of C-94 was investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) coupled with mass spectroscopy and by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). A characterization of the polymers prepared with C-94 and TBT is also described. The results have shown that the use of C-94 leads to more hydrolytically stable polymers, whereas no evidence of difference in the catalytic activity, carboxyl end-groups concentration, diethylene glycol content, and thermal properties were revealed.
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Comparison Between Titanium Tetrabutoxide and a New Commercial Titanium Dioxide Based Catalyst Used for the Synthesis of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) / Finelli, L.; Lorenzetti, C.; Messori, Massimo; Sisti, L.; Vannini, M.. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE. - ISSN 0021-8995. - STAMPA. - 92:(2004), pp. 1887-1892.
Finelli, L.; Lorenzetti, C.; Messori, Massimo; Sisti, L.; Vannini, M.
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