Influence of Maleic Anhydride Grafted onto Polyethylene on Pyrolysis Behaviors

  • Received : 2016.09.02
  • Accepted : 2016.09.19
  • Published : 2016.09.30


Polyethylene (PE) and maleic anhydride-grafted PE (PE-g-MAH) were pyrolyzed, and their pyrolysis products were analyzed using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to investigate the influence of MAH grafted onto PE on pyrolysis behaviors. Major pyrolysis products of PE and PE-g-MAH were n-alkanes, 1-alkenes, ${\alpha},{\omega}$-alkadienes, and aromatic compounds. 1-Alkenes were more formed than n-alkanes, ${\alpha},{\omega}$-alkadienes, and aromatic compounds. Butadiene was more produced from PE than PE-g-MAH, whereas toluene and ethyl benzene were more generated from PE-g-MAH than PE. Difference in the pyrolysis behaviors between PE and PE-g-MAH were explained by initial decomposition of MAH moiety.


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