© 2002

Atlas of Plastics Additives

Analysis by Spectrometric Methods


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Theory and Practical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 3-3
    3. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 9-54
    4. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 55-64
    5. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 71-72
    6. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 73-109
    7. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 111-112
    8. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 113-116
    9. Dietrich O. Hummel
      Pages 117-126
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 127-537

About this book


Instrumental, especially spectrometric methods are widely used in analytical laboratories for identification and quantitative determination of complex organic systems. The author has shown this in earlier works for polymeric materials of all kind. In this book he describes the application of vibrational (FTIR, UV, Raman) and mass spectrometries and of other instrumental techniques for identification and structure elucidation of plastics additives, e.g., antioxidants, stabilisers, plasticisers, pigments, rubber chemicals. The state of the art is compressed in numerous tables and figures; these also allow the interpretation of spectra. Especially remarkable is a collection of the FTIR spectra of 780 selected additives, together with structures and legends. This book is especially useful for the practitioner in plastics processing and production as well as plastics additives industry for the quality control of educts.


Additiv Chemical Analysis FTIR-Spectrocopy FTIR-Spectroskopie Kunststoff-Additive Kunststoffe Mass Spectrometry Massenspektrometrie Pigment Plastics Plastics Additives Polymer Raman Spectroskopie Raman-Spectroscopy chemische Analyse

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HennefGermany

Bibliographic information



"The first part . . . is a good practical coverage of theory and applications of Infrared, Raman, UV-VIS, Mass, NMR, X-Ray Diffraction, Atomic Emission, Atomic Absorption Methods, in every case with a utilitarian orientation. There is also a short but helpful chapter on methods for separating additives from plastics. The coverage is strong on methods of interpreting the instrument data for identification purposes, and there are many useful tables of characteristic infrared band assignments, mass fragment assignments, and the like. . . . It is likely that the book will prove to be a valuable tool . . . The first part of the book could provide a ‘quick study’ or refresher for industrial chemists getting started in various techniques of polymer analysis.”