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Infrared Studies On Thermally Stabilized Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Fiber

Rahaman, M. S. A. and Ismail, A. F. and Mustafa, A. and Ng, B. C. and Abdullah, M. S. and Rahman, M. A. and Hasbullah, H. (2004) Infrared Studies On Thermally Stabilized Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Fiber. Proceedings of Development in Polymer-Based Carbon Fibre Research in Malaysia . pp. 151-168.



This study reports the investigation of the fiber when subjected to heating process in the temperature range of 200-300 C. This was conducted under atmospheric condition with heating rate as low as 1C/min. The structure of PAN fiber especially the nitrile group (C=N) changed significantly with time and heating temperature. A new peak around 1600 cm-I wavenumber, which represented the double bond structure (C=N) was observed. That triple bond of nitrile group had been eliminated when the final heating temperature reached 300 "C. In addition, high soaking time could help to accelerate the changes in the PAN fiber structure. This study also found that, regardless of the duration of soaking time, the stabilization of PAN fiber can still be stabilized at 300 C .

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Polyacrylonitrile; Stabilization; Infra red.
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:736
Deposited By: Pn Norazana Ibrahim
Deposited On:22 Feb 2007 05:33
Last Modified:06 Sep 2017 06:38

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