Raman investigation of minor component reaction during polymer synthesis process

Marcin Gnyba, Mikko Keränen, Janne Suhonen, Pentti Niemelä, Robert Bogdanowicz, Malgorzata Jedrzejewska-Szczerska

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Raman spectroscopy was applied to study the reactions between amine and epoxy groups, which had been expected to proceed during synthesis of hybrid polymer based on three monomers: 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTES), 3-glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane (GPTS) and methacryloxy-propyltrimethoxysilane (MPTS). Efficiency of the investigated reaction determines the molecular structure of the organic network and consequently - mechanical and optical properties of manufactured material. An optical system developed for the real-time Raman monitoring was connected with typical glass reaction vessel and non-invasive measurements were made. Additional FT-Raman investigation was carried out to confirm obtained results. Transformation of primary amine as well as epoxy ring opening was confirmed and role of catalyzers was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIV Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics
EditorsJozef Heldt
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIV Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics - Jurata, Poland
Duration: 19 Sep 200321 Sep 2003

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE


ConferenceIV Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Physics


  • hybrid polymers
  • Raman spectroscopy

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