Degradation of polypropylene carbonate through plasmonic heating

Kaitlin M. Haas, Benjamin J. Lear

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We report the thermal degradation of a solid film of polypropylene carbonate, driven by the photothermal effect of gold nanoparticles. We provide characterization of the products of this chemical reaction and use the known activation barrier for this chemical reaction to discuss the temperatures obtained in the film. In addition, we report the efficiency of the reaction as a function of nanoparticle concentration and find nanoparticles to be significantly more effective than an organic dye at driving this reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5247-5251
Number of pages5
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 21 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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