Direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry analyses of polyamide-6 containing melamine and boron compounds

Isbasar, Ceyda
Bayramli, Erdal
Hacaloğlu, Jale
In this work, the thermal degradation characteristics of polyamide 6 (PA6) containing melamine (Me) and a boron-containing additive, borophosphate (BPO4), zinc borate (ZnB) or a boron and silicon-containing oligomer (BSi) are investigated systematically via direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry. In the presence of boron compounds, not only the release of melamine and its degradation products but also thermal characteristics of PA6 are affected significantly and the interactions between melamine and PA6 are enhanced. For the composite involving BPO4, sublimation of melamine and degradation of PA6 are slightly shifted to high temperatures. Whereas, for the composites involving ZnB and BSi, sublimation of melamine is depressed due to the glassy surface formed by ZnB and BSi and release of thermal degradation products of PA6 are shifted to lower temperatures noticeably. The glassy surface generated by ZnB allows the release of degradation products of melamine to a certain extent. Conversely, for the composite involving BSi, reduction in the yields of degradation products of melamine is also noted. The trap of degradation products of melamine in the polymer matrix causes significant decrease in the the temperature region where thermal degradation products of PA6 are recorded. POLYM. COMPOS. 34:1389-1395, 2013. (c) 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers


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C. Isbasar, E. Bayramli, and J. Hacaloğlu, “Direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry analyses of polyamide-6 containing melamine and boron compounds,” POLYMER COMPOSITES, pp. 1389–1395, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: