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Studies of temperature influence on volatile thermal degradation products of poly(ethylene terephthalate)

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  • Małgorzata Dzie¸cioł,

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    1. Institute of Fundamental Chemistry, Technical University of Szczecin, Al. Piastów 42, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
    • Institute of Fundamental Chemistry, Technical University of Szczecin, Al. Piastów 42, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
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  • Jerzy Trzeszczyn´ski

    1. Institute of Fundamental Chemistry, Technical University of Szczecin, Al. Piastów 42, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
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Abstract

The temperature influence on the thermal degradation products evolved from poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) was investigated. The experiments were carried out within the temperature range of 200–700°C in air. The main volatile toxic products and weight losses during thermal degradation of PET were determined. The results are presented on plots as a function of the degradation temperature. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 69: 2377–2381, 1998

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