Thermal decomposition products of polypropylene

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Journal titleJournal of Polymer Science
Pages15991607; # of pages: 9
Subjectpolypropylene; pyrolysis; free radicals; chromatography; hydrocarbons; Combustion
AbstractIsotactic polypropylene was decomposed under vacuum at 360, 380, and 400 degrees C, and the volatile products from C(1) to (12) hydrocarbons were analyzed by gas chromatography. The formation of the main products is discussed on the basis of a free-radical mechanism in which intramrolecular radical transfer is assumed to play an important role. The mechanism of the formation of a number of products suggested by previous workers is criticized on the basis of the results of a more comprehensive analysis of this investigation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10801
NPARC number20375375
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Record created2012-07-23
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