Pyrolysis mass spectrometric analysis of styrene-butadiene block and random copolymers

Hacaloğlu, Jale
Ertugrul, Nergis
Fares, Muhammed M.
Suzer, Sefik
rect pyrolysis mass spectrometric analysis of a styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer indicated that thermal decomposition of each block shows a resemblance to the related homopolymer, giving a possibility of differentiation of blocks. However, the random analog, the styrene butadiene rubber, degraded in a manner that is somewhat in between in nature of the thermal characteristics of both homopolymers. This technique shows promise to differentiate thermal behaviors of each sequence in block polymers if any exist. Indirect pyrolysis mass spectrometric analysis gave no clear evidence for differentiation of the nature and the composition of the copolymers.
European Polymer Journal


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Citation Formats
J. Hacaloğlu, N. Ertugrul, M. M. Fares, and S. Suzer, “Pyrolysis mass spectrometric analysis of styrene-butadiene block and random copolymers,” European Polymer Journal, pp. 199–203, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: