Kishore, K and Verneker, VR Pai and Gayathri, V (1980) Kinetic studies on thermal decomposition of polystyrene peroxide. In: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 1 (4). pp. 315-322.
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Polystyrene peroxide has been synthesized and its decomposition has been studied by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis. Polystyrene peroxide has been found to decompose exothermically at about 110°C. The activation energy for the decomposition was estimated to be 30 kcal/mole both by the Jacobs and Kureishy method and by fitting the α versus time curves to the first-order kinetic equation. This suggests that the rate-controlling step in the decomposition of polystyrene peroxide is cleavage of the O---O bond.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||27 Aug 2009 06:20|
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