Thermal decomposition products of cellulose

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Journal titleJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Pages20032013; # of pages: 11
Subjectpyrolysis; cellulose; chromatography; fire retardants
AbstractUntreated and flame-retardant-treated cellulose were thermally decomposed under vacuum and the products were quantitatively analyzed by gas chromatography. An unidentified product at a retention index of 2270 (between 5- methylfurfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural), alpha- and beta- D-glucose, and a group of "dimers" that have not been reported previously were found in this study. The identification of this unknown product should assist in studies on the thermal decomposition of cellulose and further the understanding of the mechanism of flame retardancy.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11730
NPARC number20375259
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Record identifier18086360-9e63-481a-a4be-19bb4d493633
Record created2012-07-23
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