Quantitative analysis of copolymers by FTIR

Runsheng Mao, Malcolm B. Huglin, Thomas P. Davis

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Quantitative analysis of copolymers is described in detail for a series of copolymers of 2-[(phenylamino)carbonyl]oxyethyl methacrylate and 1-methyl-2-phenoxyethyl methacrylate. Particular emphasis is placed on aspects optimising the accuracy of the technique. Thus the irreproducibility resulting from the use of cast films is overcome when using solutions. The criteria of most appropriate solvent are established. Very satisfactory calibration is afforded by blends of the two homopolymers in solution, thus providing an absolute calibration and obviating the use of model compounds or copolymers of known composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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