Group Frequency Assignments for Major Infrared Bands Observed in Common Synthetic Polymers

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This chapter discusses group frequency assignments for major infrared (IR) bands observed in common synthetic polymers. IR spectroscopy plays a very important role in the physical characterization of polymers. IR absorption bands are well known for their marked specificity to individual chemical functionalities. One of the limitations of IR spectroscopy often cited by polymer physicists has been the lack of unambiguous band assignments of chemical moieties for IR spectra of different polymers. The assignment of IR absorption bands for specific modes of molecular vibrations in polymers is not always straightforward. Mode assignments of IR absorption bands for 24 selected solid polymers most often encountered by polymer physicists are compiled in a table. Only frequencies of relatively well-assignable bands actually observed at room temperature are listed. IR bands can be strongly affected by various physical factors such as phase, morphology, sample history, and IR sampling techniques.

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Group Frequency Assignments for Major Infrared Bands Observed in Common Synthetic Polymers
Book Title
Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook
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10.1007/978-0-387-69002-5
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69002-5_22
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  • James E. Mark Send Email (1)
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  • 1 Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Crosley Tower, Martin Luther King Drive, 45221-0172, Cincinnati, OH
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  • I. Noda Send Email (2)
  • A. E. Dowrey Send Email (3)
  • J. L. Haynes Send Email (4)
  • C. Marcott Send Email (5)
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  • 2 The Procter & Gamble Company, Beckett Ridge Technical Center, 8611 Beckett Road, 45069, West Chester, OH
  • 3 Miami Valley Innovation Center, 11810 E. Miami River Rd, 45242, Cincinnati, OH
  • 4 The Procter & Gamble Company, Beckett Ridge Technical Center, 8611 Beckett Road, 45069, West Chester, OH
  • 5 Miami Valley Innovation Center, 11810 E. Miami River Rd, 45242, Cincinnati, OH
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