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Title: Pyrolysis and thermal oxidation of doped and undoped poly((o-(trimethylsilyl)phenyl(acetylene)
Authors: Neoh, K.G. 
Kang, E.T. 
Tan, K.L. 
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Neoh, K.G.,Kang, E.T.,Tan, K.L. (1990). Pyrolysis and thermal oxidation of doped and undoped poly((o-(trimethylsilyl)phenyl(acetylene). Polymer Degradation and Stability 29 (3) : 279-290. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The pyrolysis and thermal oxidation of poly((o-(trimethylsilyl)phenyl)-acetylene) (poly(TMSPA)) and poly(TMSPA)-organic electron acceptor complexes have been studied. Below 270°C there is no significant interaction between the polymer and O2. Above 270°C, the weight loss in the presence of O2 follows a two-step process. Organic electron acceptors interact with poly(TMSPA) in varying degrees, with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) showing the strongest charge transfer interaction. The DDQ dopant retards decomposition and promotes char formation during pyrolysis. © 1990.
Source Title: Polymer Degradation and Stability
ISSN: 01413910
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