publication . Article . Other literature type . 1987

Toxicity of the pyrolysis and combustion products of poly(vinyl chlorides): A literature assessment

Huggett, Clayton; Levin, Barbara C.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 1987 Journal: Fire and Materials, volume 11, pages 131-142 (issn: 0308-0501, eissn: 1099-1018, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Poly(vinyl chlorides) (PVC) constitute a major class of synthetic plastics, Many surveys of the voluminous literature have been performed. This report reviews the literature published in English from 1969 through 1984 and endeavors to be more interpretive than comprehensive. PVC compounds, in general, are among the more fire resistant common organic polymers, natural or synthetic. The major products of thermal decomposition include hydrogen chloride, benzene and unsaturated hydrocarbons. In the presence of oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and water are included among the common combustion products. The main toxic products from PVC fires are hydrogen chlor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Asphyxiant gas, Pyrolysis, Hydrochloric acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Thermal decomposition, Combustion, Hydrogen chloride, Composite material, Forensic engineering, Organic chemistry, Polyvinyl chloride, Benzene
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1987

Toxicity of the pyrolysis and combustion products of poly(vinyl chlorides): A literature assessment

Huggett, Clayton; Levin, Barbara C.;