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Title: Fully quantitative carbon-13 NMR characterization of resol phenolformaldehyde prepolymer resins
Authors: REGO, Robby
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: POLYMER, 45(1). p. 33-38
Abstract: Different resol phenol -formaldehyde prepolymer resins have been synthesized with different Formaldehyde/Phenol (F/P) ratios or different catalysts and characterized by C-13 NMR spectroscopy in solution. A fast quantitative measuring protocol is proposed based on the use of chromium(III)acetylacetonate as a relaxation agent. APT (attached proton test) and DEPT (distortionless enhancement by polarisation transfer) spectra were acquired to enable proper resonance assignments, especially in the regions with severe signal overlap. Equations are presented in which the methylene bridges (MB), the methylol groups (MG) and the dimethylene ether bridges (DMEB) of resol resins are quantitatively taken into account. Important structural factors determined quantitatively for resol prepolymer resins are the F/P ratio after reaction, the degree of polymerization (n), the number average molecular weight (M-n) and the content of free ortho and para positions. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Inst Mat Onderzoek, Div Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Gelan, JA, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Inst Mat Onderzoek, Div Chem, Univ Campus,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.jan.gelan@luc.ac.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2424
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2003.10.078
ISI #: 000187806500006
ISSN: 0032-3861
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2005
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