Accession Number:

AD0260252

Title:

THERMAL DEGRADATION OF PHENOLIC POLYMERS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV WAHIAWA HI OAHU RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-01-23

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

A study has been made of the thermal decomposition of 15 phenolic polymers, using vacuum thermogravimetry as a tool. These polymers included regular phenolics, chlorinated phenolics, and phenolics copolymerized with silane, nylon and phenol-furfural resins. The results are discussed in relationship to the chemistry of phenolic polymers. A high crosslink density and the large concentration of aromatic groups in these polymers are thought to be the causes of their carbonization and slow decomposition characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE