Accession Number : AD0723018

Title :   Competitive Reactions in the Thermal Decomposition of Cellulose,

Corporate Author : XAVIER COLL SYDNEY (NOVA SCOTIA) DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Arseneau,Donald F.

Report Date : 11 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Further evidence is presented to show that when cellulose is heated it undergoes two competitive reactions. The actual sequence of these is clarified, being different from that previously postulated. The natures of these reactions are studied, activation energies are determined, and their possible mechanisms are suggested. The thermogram for levoglucosan decomposition is given and briefly discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELLULOSE, *PYROLYSIS), (*DECOMPOSITION, CELLULOSE), CHEMICAL REACTIONS, THERMAL ANALYSIS, INFRARED SPECTRA, THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE