Analysis of a polyurethane elastomer using thermal 2D FT-IR [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1998.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 3 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Polyurethane-polyester elastomers contain hard and soft domains which give these materials unique structural and elastic properties and lead to their use in various applications. It is desirable to characterize the molecular-level interactions giving rise to the two domains and to use this information to monitor chemical changes which take place in the polymer as a function of exposure to agents known to effect structural changes. Infrared spectroscopy has been used to study polymeric structures, including polyurethane elastomers, as the vibrational absorption bands characteristic of different functional groups are sensitive to changes in their chemical environment. One difficulty in the application of infrared spectroscopy to complex chemical systems has been the ambiguity of interpretation due to the limitations of different deconvolution techniques. Noda`s development of a 2D correlation method provides a means by which convoluted spectral information, such as that arising from the two domains of estane, can be resolved as a function of some perturbation. The authors present here a thermal 2D FT-IR study of estane.
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American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting, Dallas, TX (United States), 26 Mar - 2 Apr 1998.
Smith, M.E.; Marsh, A.L.; Wrobleski, D.A.; Kober, E.M.; Schoonover, J.R.; Graff, D.K.
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