Analytical Methods for Polymer Characterization presents a collection of methods for polymer analysis. Topics include chromatographic methods (gas chromatography, inverse gas chromatography, and pyrolysis gas chromatography), mass spectrometry, spectroscopic methods (ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance), thermal analysis (differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry), microscopy methods (scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy), and x-ray diffraction. The author also discusses mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties.
Table of Contents
1 Gas Chromatography and Inverse Gas Chromatography 2 Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry 3 Gel Permeation Chromatography 4 Spectroscopy 5 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 6 Thermal Analysis 7 Microscopic Analysis 8 X-Ray Diffraction Appendix I: Names of Analytical Methods and Abbreviations Appendix II: Names of Polymers and Abbreviations Appendix III: Infrared Spectra of Typical Polymers and Characteristic Peaks
Rui Yang, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
"Analytical methods for polymer characterization by Rui Yang is a useful contribution for students or nonprofessionals interested in introduction to some selected techniques for polymer characterization. It addresses several key techniques, giving an introduction to theory, basic setup and data treatment for a first impression of their principles and application areas...The author offers an exceptional insight into the pyrolysis GC-MS as a method for analysis of macromolecular systems. Furthermore, the chapter devoted to FTIR is very detailed and helpful also for professionals."
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