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Mechanism of thermal decomposition of poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) from a review of decomposition studies

By Parina Patel, T Richard Hull, Richard W. Mccabe, Dianne Flath, John Grasmeder and Mike Percy

Abstract

A review of the literature on the flammability and decomposition of poly(oxy-1,4-phenyleneoxy-1,4-phenylenecarbonyl-1,4-phenylene) (PEEK) is presented. This paper provides an overview of the flammability of PEEK and its decomposition mechanisms. Based on this literature, mechanisms have been suggested which attempt to explain the products formed at each stage of PEEK decomposition and indicate the intermediates which should be formed at each of these stages

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:clok.uclan.ac.uk:1919
Provided by: CLoK

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