PYROLYSIS-GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS

Authors
  1. Hiltz, J.A.
  2. Bissonnette, M.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Thermal degradation mechanisms of ten thermoplastic polymers have been investigated using pyrolysis-gas chromatography with mass spectrometric and flame ionization detection. The results indicate that an unknown plastic can be identified on the basis of its degradation products and that interpretation of the degradation product analysis can be used to predict thermal degradation mechanisms and chemical structures of polymers. Identification of thermal degradation products give insight into the hazards involved with these materials in the presence of heat and flame.
Report Number
DREA-TM-88-209 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
15 Apr 1988
Number of Pages
55
DSTKIM No
88-03115
CANDIS No
56337
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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