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Fields & Applications Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Polymers

Investigation of Biodegradable Plastics using EGA and Pyrolysis-GC/MS

Abstract

This application note follows the pyrolysis application decision making tree with EGA and pyrolysis to study biodegradable plastics.

Introduction

With the rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products, plastic pollution has become a pressing environmental issue. Biodegradable plastics, which can be decomposed by the action of living organisms, are part of the solution to this problem1. In this application note, EGA plus analytical pyrolysis was used investigate biodegradable polymers.

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