Non-isothermal TGA Analysis on Thermal Degradation Kinetics of Modified-NR Rubber Composites

비등온 TGA에 의한 개질NR고무복합재료지 열분해 Kinetics에 관한 해석

  • Oh, Jeong-Seok (Polymeric Materials Research Team, Hyundai-Kia R&D Center) ;
  • Lee, Joon-Mann (Department of Chemical Engineering, Keimyung University) ;
  • Ahn, Won-Sool (Department of Chemical Engineering, Keimyung University)
  • 오정석 (현대기아연구개발본부 고분자재료연구팀) ;
  • 이준만 (계명대학교 화학공학과) ;
  • 안원술 (계명대학교 화학공학과)
  • Published : 2009.09.25


Thermal degradation behavior of CR (chloroprene) -modified NR (natural rubber) compounds, having different sulfur/accelerator compositions, was studied by non-isothermal TGA method. Data were analyzed using both Kissinger and Flynn-Wall-Ozawa analysis to assess the activation energies. Activation energy obtained from Kissinger analysis was $147.0{\pm}2.0$ kJ/mol for all samples, showing little effect of sulfur/accelerator composition changes in the samples. On the other hand, activation energy from Flynn-Wall-Ozawa analysis exhibited much variations with conversion, showing average value of $211.6{\pm}19.0$ kJ/mol. From the results, it was considered that whole thermal degradation processes of the samples were composed of complex multiple step processes, of which reaction mechanisms were different from each other.


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