Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 509-517

The pyrolysis capillary gas chromatography of some polymeric materials

Věra Pacáková, Marlies Nogatz and Vladimír Novák

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2


The thermal degradation of industrially manufactured polymers based on polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene was studied. The pyrolysis was carried out in a tubular quartz pyrolyzer at 510°C and the products were separated on capillary columns coated with squalane and OV-17 and were identified on the basis of their retention indices.