Dynamic infrared spectroscopy, a tool to detect hydrogen bonds in polymers?

In: European Polymer Journal, Jg. 34 (1998) ; Nr. 11, S. 1571-1577
ISSN: 0014-3057
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Dynamic IR linear polarized spectra of thermoplastic polyester-polyurethane and nylon-6 films are recorded under a varying sinusoidal strain. Dichroic spectra are calcd. from the dynamic 0 Deg and 90 Deg polarized spectra. The large bipolar bands in the dichroic in-phase spectra, caused by large-frequency shifts of the original monopolar absorption bands, are ascribed to hydrogen bonds. This shows that esp. the hydrogen bonds are affected by stretching of the material.