Thermal analysis of poly(p-xylylene) and poly(α,α,α',α'-tetrafluoro-p-xylylene)

A O Oyewale, R Alan Aitken

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The TG(DTG) and DTA of poly(p-xylylene) and poly(alpha,alpha,alpha',alpha'-tetrafluoro-p-xylylene) are reported. The degradation was performed from ambient temperature to 900 degrees C in both air and nitrogen. Both polymer degrade faster in air than under nitrogen but the fluorinated polymer eventually decomposed at higher temperature in air than in nitrogen atmosphere. The activation energies of the degradation processes is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1393-1401
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995


  • activation energy
  • degradation
  • differential thermal analysis
  • poly(alpha,alpha'-difluorostilbene)
  • poly(p-xylylene)
  • polystilbene
  • poly(alpha,alpha,alpha',alpha'-tetrafluoro-p-xylyene)
  • p-xylylene
  • thermogravimetric analysis
  • vaporization


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