The kinetics of degradation of four model polymers containing ether, carbonyl and sulfone groups was studied in both N2 flowand static air atmosphere, with the aim of evaluating the influence of various groups on the apparent activation energy values (Ea)of degradation. The initial temperatures of decomposition (Ti) and the temperatures of half decomposition (T1/2), were also determined.The degradation of all polymers was carried out in the scanning mode and the Kissinger equation used to evaluate the Eavalues of the first degradation stage. The results allowed us to make a kinetic stability classification among various groups (sulfone>ketone>ether) which could be explained on the basis of the double-bond character of the polymer chain links. The Ea valuesshowed a trend analogous to the glass transition temperatures (Tg), in agreement with literature reports. By contrast, the characteristictemperatures of decomposition showed a different trend which could not be interpreted on the basis of the experimentsuntil now performed.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of the influence of various (ether, ketone and sulfone) groups on the apparent activation energy values of polymer degradation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|