Title

Comparative Effects of Transition Metal Halide Additives on the Thermal Degradation of Poly(methyl methacrylate)

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

3-1-1993

Publisher

SAGE Publishing

Source Publication

Journal of Fire Sciences

Source ISSN

0734-9041

Abstract

It is well known that poly(methyl methacrylate), PMMA, degrades to produce monomer almost exclusively and that this degradation proceeds from either unsaturated chain ends, head-to-head linkages, or by unzipping of the main chain. The work of both Kashiwagi [1-3] and Manring [4,5] have made it clear that side-chain scission of the carbomethoxy occurs as a part of the unzipping process. Manring suggests that side-chain scission is the initial step while Kashiwagi proposes that an initial main-chain cleavage occurs first and this is then followed by side-chain scission.

Comments

Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol 11, No. 2 (March 1, 1993): 184-192. DOI.

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