NMR Spectroscopy for the Characterization of Polymers
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Dibyendu S. Bag
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most simple
and reliable techniques for structural elucidation of polymers. This chapter summarizes
the application of NMR spectroscopy for identifying monomers and polymers, and also
elucidation of constitutional, configuration and conformational structures of polymers
and copolymers. The determination of various polymer structures includes polymer
tacticity, polymer molecular weights and molecular weight distributions, copolymer
composition, monomer reactivity ratios, monomer sequence distribution in the
copolymer chains. Examples are cited in most of the cases to explain the polymer
characterization from the NMR spectra. It also illustrates the characterization of
polymers containing nanomaterials like fullerene (C60) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
Copolymer composition, Fullerene (C60), Molecular weight
distribution, Monomer reactivity ratios, Monomer sequence distribution,
Monomers, Nanomaterials containing polymers, NMR spectroscopy, Polymers,
Polymer characterization, Polymer molecular weight, Polymer tacticity.
Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), DMSRDE P. O., G.T. Road, Kanpur-208013, India.