Vibrational spectroscopic analysis of silicones: A Fourier transform-Raman and inelastic neutron scattering investigation

Linda Jayes, Andrew P. Hard, Christophe Séné, Stewart F. Parker, Upali A. Jayasooriya

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An inelastic neutron scattering spectrum of a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) is reported, and a spectrum simulated using a monomer molecular unit as a model for comparison. FT-Raman spectra of a series of PDMS derivatives are reported and structure spectra correlations are shown to exist for the estimation of (a) PDMS average chain length, (b) ratio of the number of monofunctional units to quadrifunctional units in silicone resins, and (c) the percentage weight of PDMS in silicone emulsions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-746
Number of pages5
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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