If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Imaging Coupled with Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for the Study of Photooxidation of Polypropylene

$29.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) imaging coupled with principal component analysis (PCA) is used to characterize the photooxidation of polypropylene (PP) and identify the photooxidative products at different oxidation times. PP slices were exposed to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation for times up to 60 hours and spatially resolved spectra were acquired with a transmission FT-IR imaging system in order to view the steric inhomogeneity of the photooxidation process of PP. The evolution of the oxidized products with irradiation time is shown through the application of PCA. Carboxylic acid is the major oxidized product in the initial period from 0 h to 8 h while ketone becomes the major product with the increase of irradiation time. Carboxylic anhydride is identified for the first time to our knowledge in oxidized PP after 16 h irradiation. Carboxylate ester is also observed in the oxidized PP after 32 h irradiation. Possible mechanisms forming these products have been discussed.

Keywords: FT-IR imaging; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; PCA; Photooxidation; Polypropylene; Principal component analysis

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/11-06356

Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 China

Publication date: May 1, 2012

More about this publication?
Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more