Effect of γ-irradiation on the thermal stability of poly(methyl methacrylate) with added amounts of cobalt(III) acetyl acetonate has been examined. The thermal degradation behavior, studied by thermal volatilization analysis (TVA) and subambient TVA technique showed the formation of methanol, carbon dioxide and the monomer itself. The main effects of the additive result from complex formation with the unsaturated chain ends and from attack of acetylacetonate radicals on the polymer.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 1996|
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