Date of Award
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Howard David Perlmutter
Howard S. Kimmel
The thermal degradation of polyvinyl alcohol has been investigated using mass spectrometry, differential thermal analysis, and infrared spectroscopy unlike previous investigators, formaldehyde and acrolein were not observed volatiles. In addition, acetic acid was observed, a product not reported previously.
Ortiz, Carlos Eduardo, "The thermal degradation of polyvinyl alcohol" (1974). Theses. 2194.