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Title: Thermal characterization of rubberwood-polymer composites
Authors: Chan, K.Y.
Yap, M.G.S. 
Chia, L.H.L. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Issue Date: 1989
Source: Chan, K.Y.,Yap, M.G.S.,Chia, L.H.L.,Neoh, K.G. (1989). Thermal characterization of rubberwood-polymer composites. International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part 33 (3) : 197-204. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The thermal properties of five types of radiation-induced wood-polymer composites based on a tropical hardwood, rubberwood (Hevea braziliensis), was studied by oxygen index measurement, differential thermal analysis (DTA) and thermogravimetry (TG). The DTA and TG curves of composites were different from those of rubberwood, which can be attributed to the presence of the incorporated polymers. Of the five composites, the one impregnated with bis(2-chloroethyl)vinyl phosphonate reduced the initial temperature of decomposition, increased the peak temperatures of exothermic reactions, and increased the char yield. Comparison with physical blends of rubberwood and the corresponding polymer provided some evidence of chemical interaction of wood and polymer in some of the composites. © 1989.
Source Title: International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/67584
ISSN: 13590197
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