Study of FTIR spectra and thermal analysis of polyurethane

Zhi Jiang, Kai Jun Yuan, Shu Fen Li, Wan Ki Chow

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Abstract

The thermal behavior of polyester-polyurethane and polyether-polyurethane in air atmosphere was investigated by using FTIR analysis in the temperature range from 20 to 400°C. The thermal degradation behaviors of polyester-polyurethane and polyether-polyurethane in different atmospheres were investigated by using thermogravimetry analysis (TG) in the temperature range from 20 to 700°C. The FTIR results together with the TG investigations showed that polyester-polyurethane has two degradation steps in air, but polyether-polyurethane has only one degradation step. The thermal analysis results also showed that the onset degradation temperature of polyether-polyurethane is lower than that of polyester-polyurethane, suggesting that the thermal stability of polyester-polyurethane is higher than polyether-polyurethane, and the onset degradation temperature of poly-urethane in air is lower than that in nitrogen, suggesting that the presence of oxygen affects significantly the break of the polymeric chains.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)624-628
Number of pages5
JournalGuang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi/Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006

Keywords

  • In situ infrared spectrum
  • Polyester-polyurethane
  • Polyether-polyurethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy

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