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Thermal Decomposition Chemistry of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol): Char Characterization.


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Gilman, J. W.; Kashiwagi, T.; VanderHart, D. L.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 101-102 pp, 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964

Keywords:

fire research; thermal decomposition; chemistry; char; inert atmosphere; experiments; environmental effects

Abstract:

Currently, due to concerns over the environmental effects of halogenated compounds, there is an international demand for the control of polymer flammability without the use of halogenated or metal based additives. Our approach to this issue is first to characterize the fundamental condensed phase processes and structures which lead to char formation during polymer combustion and then, to use this information to design new strategies, that do not use halogenated additives, which increase char formation and therefore will reduce polymer flammability.