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Raman spectroscopy: a useful tool for characterizing the polymerization kinetics of polyurethanes
Polymer Engineering Faculty Research
  • Mukerrem Cakmak
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2002
Abstract

In this study, the polymerization kinetics of an uncatalyzed polyester based thermoplastic polyurethane formulation was investigated with Raman spectroscopy. The normalized scattering intensity of the 1530 cm-1 diisocyanate band was used to calculate conversion as a function of time. Kinetic parameters obtained from these experiments correlated well with those obtained from analogous calorimetric experiments.

Citation Information
Mukerrem Cakmak. "Raman spectroscopy: a useful tool for characterizing the polymerization kinetics of polyurethanes" Vol. 2 (2002) p. 2035 - 2039
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mukerrem_cakmak/190/