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Table 3 Proximate analysis (wt%) of polymers (II-X) based on thermogravimetric analysis

From: Biocidal polymers: synthesis and antimicrobial properties of benzaldehyde derivatives immobilized onto amine-terminated polyacrylonitrile

Polymer code Distribution of volatile ranges (Temperature range)(°C) Residue (%) At 800°C T on (°C) 50% Loss at (°C)
Moisture Grafted functional group Remainder PAN
30-150 150-350 >350
II 0.1 36.6 21.2 36 287 425
III* 1.5 14.6 34.6 49 272 790
IV# 0.7 20.0 29.8 49 274 791
V 1.4 16.3 37.3 45 296 754
VI 0.1 14.8 37.6 47 294 775
VII 4.6 21.9 18.0 50 388 796
VIII 0.8 18.0 28.8 47 296 773
IX 0.7 19.7 38.5 38 289 464
X 2.5 12.8 34.9 49 342 786
  1. * Grafted functional group degradation (150-335°C); # Grafted functional group degradation (150-400°C).