Thermal decomposition products of polypropylene

  title={Thermal decomposition products of polypropylene},
  author={Yoshio Tsuchiya and Kikuo Sumi},
Isotactic polypropylene was decomposed under vacuum at 360, 380, and 400°C, and the volatile products from C1 to C12 hydrocarbons were analyzed by gas chromatography. The formation of the main products is discussed on the basis of a free-radical mechanism in which intramolecular radical transfer is assumed to play an important role. The mechanism of the formation of a number of products suggested by previous workers is criticized on the basis of the results of a more comprehensive analysis of… CONTINUE READING