By Harald Pasch, Muhammad Imran Malik
This Springer Laboratory quantity introduces the reader to complicated options for the separation and fractionation of polyolefins. It contains designated info on experimental protocols and systems, addressing the experimental historical past of other polyolefin fractionation techniques in nice aspect. The publication summarizes vital purposes in all significant fractionation methods with emphasis on multidimensional analytical methods. It contains the main robust smooth options, akin to extreme temperature measurement exclusion chromatography (HT-SEC) for molar mass research, temperature emerging elution fractionation (TREF) and crystallization research fractionation (CRYSTAF) for the research of chemical composition and branching, hot temperature two-dimensional liquid chromatography (HT-2D-LC), solvent and temperature gradient interplay chromatography (SGIC and TGIC) and crystallization elution fractionation (CEF). newcomers in addition to skilled chromatographers will make the most of this concise creation to an excellent type in instrumentation, separation procedures and functions. With specified descriptions of experimental ways for the research of advanced polyolefins, the readers are provided a toolbox to unravel uncomplicated in addition to refined separation tasks. The ebook begins with an advent into the molecular complexity of polyolefins - the main popular artificial polymers with speedily growing to be construction capacities. It systematically discusses crystallization established fractionation techniques together with TREF, CRYSTAF and CEF and column chromatographic thoughts for molar mass, chemical composition and microstructure, in addition to the mix of alternative fractionations in multidimensional experimental setups. This e-book additionally comprises uncomplicated details at the program of high-temperature field-flow fractionation.
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The results indicate that the TREF fractionation was governed by decreasing comonomer content and increasing isotacticity. The fractionation also depended upon the increasing sequence length; the average length (nx) of both ethylene and propylene sequences increased with increasing elution temperature. The first four fractions have high concentrations of PE and EP diads which indicate the linking of ethylene and propylene segments to some extent. On the other hand, the concentration of PE and EP diads becomes virtually zero in the highest eluting fractions.
A uniform propylene concentration is detected in the 100 C fraction across the Gram–Schmidt curve. The higher elution volume end of the PP homopolymer component of preceding fractions and this fraction show similar values for the 998 cmÀ1/972 cmÀ1 ratio. There is only a slight variation at the lower elution volume shoulder, where EPC elutes, as indicated by the CH3/CH2 ratio. Crystalline ethylene segments are also detected only in the low elution volume shoulder of the Gram–Schmidt plot. The SEC-FTIR results for ethylene and propylene crystallinity agree well with DSC results on the thermal behaviour of the fractions.
Although the maxima of the TREF curves at 120 C are similar for the two samples, the intensity of the 4V crystallization peak is lower than that of sample 3V and a larger TREF soluble fraction at 30 C is detected for sample 4V. The higher percentage of ethylene comonomer in sample 4V will result in larger amounts of non-crystallizable material. To study the heterogeneity of the copolymers, TREF fractions were analysed by 13 C-NMR, SEC and DSC. The comonomer content and isotacticity data of the TREF fractions of the samples as obtained by 13C-NMR are presented in Fig.