Microbeads in toiletries: method 445.0 : chapter 3

Appendix 3. Infrared radiation spectra of common plastics

Figure 1. Nylon infrared radiation (IR) spectrum

Nylon IR spectrum. See below for long description.
Long description for figure 1

Figure 1 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for nylon. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Nylon IR spectrum peaks
Peak number
X axis (cm-1)
Y axis (% T)
1 3299.31 61.06
2 3074.67 90.95
3 2933.15 67.80
4 2859.71 76.96
5 1632.23 26.15
6 1533.78 30.15
7 1473.85 64.01
8 1464.01 62.48
9 1416.91 63.71
10
1371.08 67.83
11 1273.35 61.08
12 1198.89 63.02
13 1139.29 78.41
14 934.78 78.78
15 685.39 54.97
16 578.35 55.85
17 533.14 70.76

 

Figure 2. Polycarbonate (PC) IR spectrum

Polycarbonate (PC) IR spectrum. See long description below.
Long description for figure 2

Figure 2 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for polycarbonate. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Polycarbonate (PC) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 3041.43 95.65
2 2968.78 82.09
3 1769.77 30.73
4 1601.92 91.01
5 1503.95 42.09
6 1464.95 84.98
7 1409.38 83.48
8 1386.85 88.35
9 1364.65 83.68
10 1290.82 81.31
11 1218.82 14.26
12 1186.98 6.47
13 1158.99 5.54
14 1102.98 52.29
15 1080.02 33.99
16 1013.83 26.06
17 918.92 83.91
18 887.20 65.18
19 828.69 40.29
20 767.54 58.67
21 706.81 73.38
22 633.72 85.76
23 554.04 44.88

 

Figure 3. Polyethylene  (PE, HDPE) IR spectrum

Polyethylene  (PE, HDPE) IR spectrum. See long description below.
Long description for figure 3

Figure 3 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for polyethylene. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Polyethylene (PE, HDPE) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 2915.24 37.01
2 2847.97 40.01
3 1472.73 73.89
4 1462.54 72.16
5 730.25 75.74

Figure 4. Poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) IR spectrum

Poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) IR spectrum. See long description below.
Long description for figure 4

Figure 4 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for poly(methylmethacrylate). The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 2994.40 93.81
2 2950.96 90.39
3 1723.65 52.07
4 1435.04 77.90
5 1386.49 88.66
6 1239.11 71.59
7 1190.30 64.57
8 1143.20 47.27
9 986.93 79.18
10 840.58 84.95
11 750.70 81.42
12 481.39 89.08

Figure 5. Polypropylene (PP) IR spectrum

Polypropylene (PP) IR spectrum. See long description below.

Long description for figure 5

Figure 5 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for polypropylene. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Polypropylene (PP) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 3059.92 92.37
2 3025.47 87.26
3 2921.26 85.03
4 2849.39 91.42
5 1601.02 87.08
6 1492.61 73.62
7 1451.76 73.08
8 1371.31 91.5
9 1181.08 91.79
10 1154.39 91.6
11 1068.57 89.89
12 1027.82 84.48
13 906.19 88.72
14 841.50 93.75

Figure 6. Polystyrene (PS) IR spectrum

Polystyrene (PS) IR spectrum. See long description below.
Long description for figure 6

Figure 6 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for polystyrene. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Polystyrene (PS) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 3059.92 92.37
2 3025.47 87.26
3 2921.26 85.03
4 2849.39 91.42
5 1601.02 87.08
6 1492.61 73.62
7 1451.76 73.08
8 1371.31 91.5
9 1181.08 91.79
10 1154.39 91.6
11 1068.57 89.89
12 1027.82 84.48
13 906.19 88.72
14 841.50 93.75
15 753.97 64.13
16 695.05 20.85
17 620.81 88.32
18 537.8 64.88

Figure 7. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) (PTFE) IR spectrum

Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) IR Spectrum. See long description below.
Long description for figure 7

Figure 7 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for polytetrafluoroethylene. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) (PTFE) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 1200.58 17.59
2 1145.76 5.20
3 773.05 92.86
4 719.97 90.07
5 638.36 61.96
6 625.71 63.16
7 553.90 58.77
8 503.65 23.19

Figure 8. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) IR spectrum

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) IR spectrum. See long description below.
Long description for figure 8

Figure 8 is a graphic indicating the infrared radiation spectrum for polyvinylchloride. The peaks are indicated in the data table below.

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) IR spectrum peak table
Peak number X axis (cm-1) Y axis (%T)
1 2916.29 80.62
2 2849.41 87.24
3 1733.49 93.81
4 1425.80 76.74
5 1377.91 88.96
6 1328.41 88.08
7 1243.89 83.15
8 1096.47 89.20
9 966.92 86.03
10 877.02 85.08
11 684.63 83.72
12 611.46 73.20

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