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Kinetic studies on thermal decomposition of polystyrene peroxide

Kishore, K and Verneker, VR Pai and Gayathri, V (1980) Kinetic studies on thermal decomposition of polystyrene peroxide. In: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 1 (4). pp. 315-322.

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Polystyrene peroxide has been synthesized and its decomposition has been studied by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis. Polystyrene peroxide has been found to decompose exothermically at about 110°C. The activation energy for the decomposition was estimated to be 30 kcal/mole both by the Jacobs and Kureishy method and by fitting the α versus time curves to the first-order kinetic equation. This suggests that the rate-controlling step in the decomposition of polystyrene peroxide is cleavage of the O---O bond.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 06:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21929

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