Spectroscopy of Polymers


  • J.L. Koenig, Department of Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

This revised and updated Second Edition of the best-selling reference/text is essential reading for students and scientists who seek a thorough and practical introduction to the field of polymer spectroscopy. Eleven chapters cover the fundamental aspects and experimental applications of the primary spectroscopic methods. The advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques for particular polymer systems are also discussed. The goal of the author is not to make the reader an expert in the field, but rather to provide enough information about the different spectroscopic methods that the reader can determine how the available techniques can be used to solve a particular polymer problem. This Second Edition contains new and updated information on techniques in IR and NMR, as well as an all-new chapter on Mass Spectrometry.
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For students, graduate students and polymer scientists, spectroscopists, analytical chemists and chemical engineers.


Book information

  • Published: September 1999
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-10031-3

Table of Contents

Chapter headings and selected papers: Theory of Polymer Characterization. Elements of polymer structure. Structural model of the polymer chain. Relating the polymer structure to the polymerization mechanism. The shape of things to come. Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polymers. Introduction to vibrational spectroscopy. Vibrational spectroscopy as an identification tool. Raman selection rules. Experimental IR Spectroscopy of Polymers. Infrared spectroscopic instrumentation. Sampling methods for IR spectroscopy. Data processing of digitized IR spectra. Quantitative IR spectroscopy of polymers. Applications of IR spectroscopy to Polymers. Copolymer analysis. Conformational analysis of polymers. Where do we go from here? Raman Spectroscopy of Polymers. Experimental Raman spectroscopy. Degradation of polymers. Conformation of polymers in solution and in the melt. High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy of Polymers in Solution. Elements of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Nuclear spin relaxation. Magnetic interactions between nuclei. Applications of High Resolution Solution NMR. Determination of end group structure. Determination of branching polyethylene. Determination of copolymer structure. High-Resolution NMR Spectroscopy of Solid Polymers. The dipolar-decoupling experiment (DD). Chemical-shift anisotropy (CSA) in solids. Experimental implementation of cross-polarization. Applications of High-Resolution Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy to Polymers. Chemical shifts in the solid state. Mass Spectrometry of Polymers. MS instrumentation. Mass analyzer. Electrical detection.