Patent Number: 6,252,005

Title: Thermal oxidative stability of acrylic polymers

Abstract: The thermal oxidative stability of acrylic grafted polymers is improved by (a) graft polymerizing monomers selected from the group consisting of (i) an ester or salt of an unsubstituted or 1-3 C alkyl-substituted acrylic acid and (ii) an ester or salt of an unsubstituted or 1-3 C alkyl-substituted acrylic acid and about 1 to about 10 mole %, based on the total monomers added, of an unsubstituted or 1-3 C alkyl-substituted acrylic acid, to a backbone of a propylene polymer material in the presence of a 4-vinyl-substituted 5-12 C cyclic 1-alkene, wherein the total amount of polymerized monomer is about 20 to about 200 parts per hundred parts of the propylene polymer material and the vinyl-substituted cyclic alkene is present in an amount of about 1 mole % to about 30 mole %, based on the total moles of monomer added, and (b) removing any unreacted grafting monomer from the resulting grafted propylene polymer material, decomposing any unreacted initiator, and deactivating any residual free radicals in the material, wherein steps (a) and (b) are carried out in a substantially non-oxidizing environment.

Inventors: Niyogi; Suhas G. (Bear, DE)

Assignee: Montell Technology Company BV

International Classification: C08F 255/04 (20060101); C08F 255/00 (20060101); C08F 255/02 (20060101); C08F 289/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018