JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL AND APPLIED PYROLYSIS, vol.90, no.2, pp.155-163, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study investigation of thermal characteristics of polysiloxane and polyetherester containing benzoxazine moieties in the main chain was performed via pyrolysis mass spectrometry. Pyrolysis mass spectrometry analyses revealed that the thermal stability and the extent of cross-linking enhanced when the benzoxazine moieties were separated by thermally more stable units such as siloxanes. However, when the siloxane chain units were long, possibility of polybenzoxazine growth decreased significantly and benzoxazine moieties were evolved in the temperature range where polysiloxane degradation took place. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.