Patel, Parina, Hull, T Richard, Mccabe, Richard W., Flath, Dianne, Grasmeder, John and Percy, Mike
Mechanism of thermal decomposition of poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) from a review of decomposition studies.
Polymer Degradation and Stability, 95
A review of the literature on the flammability and decomposition of poly(oxy-1,4-phenyleneoxy-1,4-phenylenecarbonyl-1,4-phenylene) (PEEK) is presented. This paper provides an overview of the flammability of PEEK and its decomposition mechanisms. Based on this literature, mechanisms have been suggested which attempt to explain the products formed at each stage of PEEK decomposition and indicate the intermediates which should be formed at each of these stages.