THEORETICAL STUDIES ON THE THERMAL DEGRADATION OF LADDER POLYMERS
Rept. for Jan-Dec 1963
AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The random thermal degradation of four- and six membered ring ladder polymers were investigated and results compared to a single chain polymer undergoing degradation under the identical conditions. The change in molecular weight versus time was plotted and significant differences were found in the shapes of the curves. Similar studies were conducted with imperfect ladder polymers which had single bonds along the backbone of the polymer.
- Polymer Chemistry