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A kinetic model for thermal degradation in polymers with specific application to proteins

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We present a novel method for calculating degradation kinetics in polymers. Our calculations directly use the dissociation energy of chemical bonds in a polymer chain to predict weight loss as a function of time and temperature in an Arrhenius-type activation function. The novelty lies in quantifying the thermal energy term for skeletal bonds in the chain backbone in the activation function that initiates the bond fission process and that also quantifies the pre-exponential rate term. Our met...

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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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University of Oxford
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Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
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The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers of MOE,Department of Macromolecular Science,Laboratory of Advanced Materials
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Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
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The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers of MOE,Department of Macromolecular Science,Laboratory of Advanced Materials
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Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
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The Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers of MOE,Department of Macromolecular Science,Laboratory of Advanced Materials
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David Porter
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Funding agency for:
Fritz Vollrath
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
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Polymer Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
7
Pages:
1814-1818
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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0032-3861
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uuid:8f157d40-606f-401a-88ec-6e1ca1e150dd
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ora:3776

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