Accession Number : ADA183134

Title :   Resist Polymers. 9. Thermolysis of Chlorine Containing Acrylate Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF POLYMER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rao,V L ; Dhal,Pradeep K ; Babu,G N ; Chien,James C

PDF Url : ADA183134

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The thermal degradation of poly(chloroethyl methacrylate) (PCEMA), poly(trichloroethyl methacrylate) (PTCEMA), poly(methyl-alpha-chloroacrylate) (PMCA) and their copolymers with methyl methacrylate (MMA) have been investigated. Both ester decomposition and main chain scission occurs for the chloroalkyl methacrylate polymers with the former playing the dominant role. In contradistinction, HCl elimination and aromatization prevail over other processes for PMCA. The thermolysis results are compared with radiolysis results.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *METHACRYLATES, *THERMAL DEGRADATION, ACRYLATES, DECOMPOSITION, ESTERS, RADIOLYSIS, COPOLYMERS, LITHOGRAPHY, HYDROGEN CHLORIDE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, FLUORINE, CHLORINE, CHEMICAL SHIFTS, PYROLYSIS, ACETALDEHYDE

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE