Chemical Characterization of Plasticizers and Superplasticizers


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Title: Chemical Characterization of Plasticizers and Superplasticizers

Author(s): E. Ista and A. Verhasselt

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 119


Appears on pages(s): 99-116

Keywords: admixtures; chemical analysis; compositions; identifying; emission spectroscopy; infrared spectrography; plasticizers; Materials Research

Date: 9/1/1989

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.