The kinetics of the isothermal degradation of three high thermally stable aromatic polyetherketones was studied by both a longterm(about 3 years) experiment at a temperature (270 C) largely lower than the temperatures of fusion, and a set of short-termexperiments at temperatures near the temperatures of fusion. An induction period was observed at 270 C, followed by twodegradation stages, the first with an exponential increase of the weight loss rate (V) as a function of heating time (t) and the finalone showing constant weight loss rate. Short-term experiments showed similar behaviour, but no induction period was observed.The equations V=Vo2t and V=K at various temperatures were determined for the exponential and linear degradation stages,respectively. The e-folding time increased with temperature according to Arrhenius-type equations, by which the apparent activationenergy values for degradation could be determined. The results are discussed and indicate that the kinetic parameters ofdegradation change with temperature.
|Titolo:||The Isothermal Degradation of Some Polyetherketones : a Comparative Kinetic Study between Long-term and Short-term Experiments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|