Nuclear magnetic resonance and stereoregularity of PVC

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The decoupled α-proton spectrum of PVC was examined using a 220 MHz NMR spectrometer. All of the ten possible pentads were detected and an assignment is given based on Bernoullian statistics. This assignment is in general agreement with conclusions reached by previous workers except for some modifications in the heterotatic resonances. Triad tacticity data were obtained from the pentads and were used to estimate the differential enthalpy and entropy changes for bulk PVC polymerized in the temperature range 70°C to −50°C.

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