The thermal decomposition under non-oxidative conditions of a copolymer of vinylidene cyanide (VCN) and 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate (MATRIF) was investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) and Pyrolysis-GC-MS. The type and composition of the pyrolytic products and the shape of the TG curve indicate that both the main thermal degradation process, with onset at 368 degrees C, and a minor weight loss at around 222 degrees C are mainly associated with random main-chain scission. The kinetic parameters were determined by means of dynamic and, in the case of the main degradation stage, also isothermal methods. The results obtained from the dynamic methods (Friedman, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, and Kissinger, respectively) are in good agreement with those obtained from isothermal TG data. The activation energy was in the 177-213 kJ/mol range for the first stage, and 224-295 kJ/mol for the second stage, the highest respective values being determined from the kinetic analysis according to the Kissinger method. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Thermal Degradation Behavior of a Nearly Alternating Copolymer of Vinylidene Cyanide with 2,2,2-Trifluoroethyl Methacrylate

CASTELVETRO, VALTER;BIANCHI, SABRINA;BONADUCE, ILARIA
2011

Abstract

The thermal decomposition under non-oxidative conditions of a copolymer of vinylidene cyanide (VCN) and 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate (MATRIF) was investigated by thermogravimetry (TG) and Pyrolysis-GC-MS. The type and composition of the pyrolytic products and the shape of the TG curve indicate that both the main thermal degradation process, with onset at 368 degrees C, and a minor weight loss at around 222 degrees C are mainly associated with random main-chain scission. The kinetic parameters were determined by means of dynamic and, in the case of the main degradation stage, also isothermal methods. The results obtained from the dynamic methods (Friedman, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, and Kissinger, respectively) are in good agreement with those obtained from isothermal TG data. The activation energy was in the 177-213 kJ/mol range for the first stage, and 224-295 kJ/mol for the second stage, the highest respective values being determined from the kinetic analysis according to the Kissinger method. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Castelvetro, Valter; Raihane, M; Bianchi, Sabrina; Atlas, S; Bonaduce, Ilaria
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