Accession Number:

ADA007388

Title:

Degradation of Acrylonitrile Polymers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This article considers in detail the chemical reactions which occur in acrylonitrile polymers during 1 the low-temperature thermal below 150C, oxidative, and nucleophilic induced degradation that is so important to avoid in forming textile fibers 2 the destructive exotherm which occurs on rapid heating of these polymers 3 the controlled high-temperature conversion of these polymers to carbon fibers and 4 a brief consideration of ionizing radiation, photochemical, and mechanical degradations.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Textiles
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE