NMR studies of the structural development of high speed melt spun poly(ethylene terephthalate) fibers

D. L. Tzou, P. Desai, A. S. Abhiraman, T. h. Huang

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Lineshape simulation of 13C NMR resonances was employed to characterize the structural development of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) during fiber formation and subsequent processing. In all spectra the carbonyl (CA) and glycoethylene (GE) resonances can be simulated by a two component model. In conjunction with density measurements, the NMR data suggest the presence of at least four morphological components in PET fiber. The relative populations of these components were determined from the intensity changes of the narrow components of respective resonances and the bulk crystallinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-158
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Apr 1
EventPapers Presented at the Boston, Massachusetts Meeting of ACS 1989 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1989 Apr 221989 Apr 27


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  • Polymers and Plastics

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