Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia
https://revistapolimeros.org.br/article/doi/10.4322/polimeros.2013.095
Polímeros: Ciência e Tecnologia
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Correlation Between Onset Oxidation Temperature (OOT) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for Monitoring the Restabilization of Recycled Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Ruvolo Filho, Adhemar; Pelozzi, Tadeu Luiz A.

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Abstract

In this work a new method was developed for monitoring the oxidative stability of restabilized and nonrestabilized low-density polyethylene (LDPE) during multiple extrusion cycles. The method is based on correlations between Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Onset Oxidation Temperature (OOT). Non-linear calibration curves correlating the concentration of primary or secondary antioxidants and the OOT values were obtained.

Keywords

Recycling of LDPE, thermogravimetry, FTIR, restabilization, primary antioxidants, secondary antioxidants

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