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Using thermal volatilization analysis with differential condensation of volatile products, with film samples on flat-bottomed silica glass reaction tubes to permit measurements of UV spectra of partly degraded polymer, the thermal stability, the types of volatile products and the development of conjugation in the involatile residue have been compared for poly(vinyl chloride), polychloroprene, poly(vinyl acetate) and vinyl acetate/ethylene copolymers, poly(vinyl formate) and poly(vinyl alcohol). All undergo a side-group elimination reaction at lower temperatures, and polyene breakdown occurs in all the samples between 400 and 500°. The longest polyene sequences are formed by PVC. All the polymers except PVC show some complexity of products in the elimination reaction.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.731
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)