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Research and Development on Advanced Graphite Materials: Volume X. Thermal Reactivity of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume X
Author(s): I. C. Lewis; T. Erdstrom
Corporate Author: National Carbon Company
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Pages: 47
Contract: AF 33(616)-6915
Project: 7350
Task: 735002
AD Number: AD0288075

Abstract:
A general survey is given of the thermal reactivity of aromatic hydrocarbons to provide information basic to the understanding of the conversion of organic materials to carbon. Differential thermal analysis was employed on 84 aromatic hydrocarbons to delineate the thermal sequences during pyrolysis to 750°C. Absorption spectra, electron spin resonance, chromatography, and molecular weight determinations have been used to determine the mechanisms and structural changes which occur.

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