TGA/APCI/MS/MS, a new technique for the study of pyrolysis and combustion products

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ConferenceProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Fire Safety Science: 07 October 1985, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Pages41120; # of pages: 392
Subjectpyrolisis; combustion fumes; thermal degradation; apci/ms/ms; tga/ms; polyacrylonitrile; combustion products; nitriles; hcn; atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (apci); thermogravimetric analysis (tga); mass spectrometry (ms); Combustion; pyrolyse; gaz de combustion; thermodegradation
AbstractA 1 mg specimen of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) was pyrolyzed in the TGA in a stream of nitrogen or air and the products were introduced to the APCI/MS/MS through a short glass capillary. The molecules of the product were ionized under atmospheric pressure, and analyzed in real time with three serial quadrupole mass filters. The main products were HCN, acetic acid, and a series of nitriles. The generation of each product is discussed in the light of the thermogravimetric analysis.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number25923
NPARC number20375092
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