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  • Vol. 48, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1472–1476

Examining the Decomposition of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymers Using TG/GC/IR

Brian J. McGrattan

Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 48, Issue 12, pp. 1472-1476 (1994)


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Abstract

With a combination of information from TG/IR and GC/IR measurements of the trapped gases, characterization of complex polymer decompositions can be made. In this paper, the thermally induced breakdown of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers was studied. Results show that EVA undergoes a two-step decomposition: an acetate pyrolysis of the copolymer leaving a polyunsaturated linear hydrocarbon, followed by the breakdown of the hydrocarbon backbone to produce a large number of straight-chain hydrocarbon products.

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Brian J. McGrattan, "Examining the Decomposition of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymers Using TG/GC/IR," Appl. Spectrosc. 48, 1472-1476 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/as/abstract.cfm?URI=as-48-12-1472

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