Laser Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Application to Polymers

  • O. F. FolmerJr.
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Fragmentation of substances with subsequent analysis by gas chromatography of the resulting volatile products was first reported by Folmer and Azarrage (1,2) in 1969. This work was a qualitative comparison of fragmentation patterns from laser pyrolysis with those obtained from conventional pyrolysis. It was found that the gas chromatographic patterns from laser pyrolysis were of a simpler nature than those from conventional pyrolysis methods such as tube furnace or filament types.


Fragmentation Pattern Sample Tube Vinyl Acetate Total Peak Area Phillips Petroleum 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. F. FolmerJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Continental Oil Co.Ponca CityUSA

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