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An effective method to identify the type and content of α-olefin in polyolefine copolymer by Fourier Transform Infrared–Differential Scanning Calorimetry

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  • Qing Zhang,

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    1. National Engineering Research Center of Novel Equipment for Polymer Processing, The Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering, Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
    • National Engineering Research Center of Novel Equipment for Polymer Processing, The Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering, Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
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  • Ping Chen,

    1. Guangzhou Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine, Guangzhou, China
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  • Xiaoli Xie,

    1. National Engineering Research Center of Novel Equipment for Polymer Processing, The Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering, Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
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  • Xianwu Cao

    1. National Engineering Research Center of Novel Equipment for Polymer Processing, The Key Laboratory of Polymer Processing Engineering, Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
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Abstract

A new method for identification of ethylene/α-olefin copolymer was established by Fourier Transform Infared (FTIR)–Differential Scanning Calorimetery (DSC) in this article. DSC and FTIR spectroscopy techniques were used to analysis the type and content of α-olefin in polyolefine copolymer. FTIR was available to identify the structures of polyethylene and copolymers of ethylene with different α-olefins. The type of polyethylene can be determined by the peak position of 1378 and 1369 cm−1. According to the peak location of 770, 784, and 895 cm−1, the type of α-olefin can also be determined. DSC method was used to decide the position of melting peaks. The quantitative investigation of the content of α-olefin in polyethylene was calculated by the formula: −ln(CH2 mol fraction) = −0.331+135.5/Tm. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2009

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