Fractionation and characterization of polyacetal copolymers by column elution method



Sufficient fractionation was attained for polyacetal copolymers by the column elution method. The characteristics of molecular weight, composition, and sequence length of the original copolymers were evaluated through the analyses of fractions by 1H-NMR, GPC, and DSC. Comonomer content in polymer fractions decreased with the increase of molecular weight in any samples, and the copolymer prepared by gas-phase polymerization showed broad compositional distribution as compared with that by solution polymerization.