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AN 9590 - Watching Paint Dry with FT-Raman Spectroscopy


Many materials such as paints, adhesives, resins and polymers depend on a cure or polymerization stage during processing for their final physical properties. During this process, the bulk material undergoes chemical and physical changes often resulting in hardening or setting. Many different variables present during this polymerization stage will effect the final properties of the material. FT-Raman spectroscopy is often an ideal technique for monitoring these reactions and understanding the underlying chemistry.1,2


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