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Title: Chemical Characterization of Plasticizers and Superplasticizers
Author(s): E. Ista and A. Verhasselt
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 99-116
Keywords: admixtures; chemical analysis; compositions; identifying; emission spectroscopy; infrared spectrography; plasticizers; Materials Research
Abstract:In addition to a quickly obtained distinction between plasticizer and superplasticizer by means of a deflocculation test, it seems useful to complete this information by identifying their nature and chemical composition. Infrared spectrography, emission spectrometry, and wet chemical methods were applied to characterize various plasticizers. Methods employed were found to distinguish easily the various types of potential composition for such materials. They are therefore useful not only in establishing conformity of an admixture to previously submitted samples but also can discover the presence of potentially deleterious components.
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