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Title: Calculation of infrared/raman spectra and dielectric properties of various crystalline poly(lactic acid)s by density functional perturbation theory (DFPT) method
Authors: Lin, T.
Liu, X.-Y. 
He, C. 
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2012
Source: Lin, T., Liu, X.-Y., He, C. (2012-02-09). Calculation of infrared/raman spectra and dielectric properties of various crystalline poly(lactic acid)s by density functional perturbation theory (DFPT) method. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 116 (5) : 1524-1535. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp210123q
Abstract: We calculated infrared (IR) and Raman spectra of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) polymorphs by employing density functional perturbation theory (DFPT) and a plane wavebasis set. Significant different characteristics are found in the calculated spectra of poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) α-form and PLLA/poly(d-lactic acid) (PDLA) stereocomplex (sc) form. Particularly in the carbonyl stretching region, there is only one sharp peak in the sc-form while there are five peaks in the PLLA α-form. A low wavenumber (65 cm -1) vibration band of α-PLLA observed in a previous terahertz time-domain spectroscopy study was reproduced in the calculated solid-state PLLA spectra. This band could not be obtained by using DFT (B3LYP/6-31G*) simulation on a single PLA oligomer chain and had been attributed to lattice vibrations in the crystal. The permittivity and polarizability tensors of PLA single crystals were also obtained using the DFPT method and were found to be anisotropic. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/86205
ISSN: 15206106
DOI: 10.1021/jp210123q
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