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Offline engineeringman

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Good solvent for polypropylene?
« on: April 12, 2008, 06:51:45 PM »
I realize its resistant to a lot of things, and so far the only common thing I have found is p-xylene... This is just for some silly tinkering project (Im in electrical engineering not chemical) Any ideas?

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Re: Good solvent for polypropylene?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 06:56:47 PM »
try hot ortho-dichlorobenzene (read msds)

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Re: Good solvent for polypropylene?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 07:17:13 PM »
well.. I guess the real trouble is I dont have a lab to work in, and the solvent I use needs to be something I can get a a hardware store, etc..   i would also like to avoid heating a volatile a flammable liquid!  The only problem I believe with the xylene is perhaps it's not polar enough to really dissolve a lot of the polypl.  :P

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Re: Good solvent for polypropylene?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008, 07:24:23 PM »
Dear Enigineeringman;

Nearly all what is soluble in Xylene (o-, m-, or p-) is also soluble in Toluene.

To see several other Solvents you may read under Solubility on: 
"Polypropylene Literature Review": 
I hope I have been of help to you.

Good Luck!
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Re: Good solvent for polypropylene?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2008, 07:39:46 PM »
Thanks ARGOS, good link!

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Re: Good solvent for polypropylene?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008, 07:53:19 PM »
Dear Enigineeringman;

You’re welcome!   -   Soon again.


Good Luck!
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