Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 111, Issue 1, pp 535–542

TG–DSC–FTIR–MS study of gaseous compounds evolved during thermal decomposition of styrene-butadiene rubber

  • Antonyraj Arockiasamy
  • Hossein Toghiani
  • David Oglesby
  • M. F. Horstemeyer
  • J. L. Bouvard
  • Roger L. King
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10973-012-2559-0

Cite this article as:
Arockiasamy, A., Toghiani, H., Oglesby, D. et al. J Therm Anal Calorim (2013) 111: 535. doi:10.1007/s10973-012-2559-0

Abstract

The thermal decomposition behavior of styrene-butadiene rubber was studied using a system equipped with thermogravimetric analysis, differential thermal analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy. Two different experiments were conducted. From these experiments, thermogravimetric analysis results indicated a mass loss of 58 % in the temperature range of ~290–480 °C and a mass loss of 39 % in the temperature range beyond 600 °C. Scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy confirmed the presence of oxides, even at 1,000 °C, accounting for the Zn, Mg, Al, Si, and Ca in the original sample.

Keywords

Thermal analytical techniquesStyrene-butadiene rubberCompositional analysis

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonyraj Arockiasamy
    • 3
    • 1
  • Hossein Toghiani
    • 2
  • David Oglesby
    • 1
  • M. F. Horstemeyer
    • 1
  • J. L. Bouvard
    • 1
  • Roger L. King
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Vehicular SystemsMississippi State UniversityStarkvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical EngineeringMississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA
  3. 3.Environmental Health and SafetyThe University of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA