Radiation induced oxidative degradation of ethylene-propylene rubber by IR spectroscopy

S. Baccaro, U. Buontempo

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Infrared absorption spectroscopy has been used to investigate the effect of γ-radiation on copolymer ethylene-propylene (EPR). The IR spectra showed that exposure of EPR samples to gamma doses from 50 kGy to 0.6 MGy results in noticeable changes in their absorption bands, in particular an appearance of a C=O band at 1720 cm-1 and O-H band at 3450 cm-1. The dependence of the 1720 cm-1 band as a function of dose and dose rate is reported and discussed in terms of a simple model for the oxidation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175 - 180
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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