Spectroscopy of Polymers

Spectroscopy of Polymers

2nd Edition - June 1, 1999

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  • Author: J.L. Koenig
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541570
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444100313

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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.


For students, graduate students and polymer scientists, spectroscopists, analytical chemists and chemical engineers.

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 491
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1999
  • Published: June 1, 1999
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541570
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444100313

About the Author

J.L. Koenig

Professor Koenig received his B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Yankton College, Yankton, South Dakota in 1955. His Ph.D. in Theoretical Spectroscopy was granted in 1959 by the University of Nebraska. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr Koenig was employed as a research chemist in the Plastics Department at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, Delaware, from 1959 to 1963. In 1963, Dr Koenig became an Associate Professor. In 1979, Dr Koenig was promoted to Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science at Case Western Reserve University and was awarded the Donnell Institute Endowed Chair in 1990.

Dr Koenig has received many awards and honors during his career: in 1984, he received the prestigious Pittsburgh Society Spectroscopy Award. In 1986 he won the Alexander Von Humboldt Award for Senior US scientists and spent a year in Germany as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Freiburg. In 1991 he received the Society of Plastics Engineers Research Award. In 1992 he received the Gold Medal of the Eastern Analytical Society. In 1993 he won the Bomem-Michelson Award. In 1994 he was awarded the George Stafford Whitby Award by the ACS Rubber Division. In 1995 he was designated an Honorary Member of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy. In 1996, he received the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) Education Award. In 1997 he received the ACS Phillips Award in Applied Polymer Science.

For more information on http://k2.scl.cwru.edu/cse/emac/faculty/koenig.htmlDr Koenig

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

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