Title

A New Non-Acidic Mixed Solvent System for Nylon Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Cis Amide Quantitation in Nylons and Model Amides

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-1997

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

Use of binary fluorinated alcohol-chloroalkane solvents is demonstrated for solution nuclear magnetic resonance (n.m.r.) analysis of nylons. These solvents, through a combination of low viscosity and low acidity, promote decreased linewidths and allow observation of features masked by traditional acidic solvents. Peaks for cis amide linkages have been identified for selected nylons and model compounds by H-1, C-13 and N-15 observation. Surprisingly, the cis content increases with increase in the number of methylene linkages between amide groups for both A-B and AA-BB nylons. The temperature dependencies of the cis amide contents of nylon 6,6 and a model amide were followed by H-1 and C-13 n.m.r. over the useful temperature range of the binary solvent (-10 to 75 degrees C); both showed an increase in cis content up to the onset of desolvation and/or line-broadening caused by amide hydrogen exchange. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Title

Polymer

Volume

38

Issue

21

First Page

5297

Last Page

5300