In an amorphous mixture of sugar and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), PVP carbonyl groups form hydrogen bonds with sugar hydroxyl groups, thereby improving the physical stability of the amorphous matrix against a glass-to-rubber transition. Herein, Fourier self-deconvolved IR bands due to the C=O stretching vibration of PVP in sugar-PVP mixtures were analyzed. The C=O groups in sugar-PVP mixtures generally had four vibrational states, corresponding with free and hydrogen-bonded C=O in three different modes. Changes in these vibrational states induced by increasing the temperature were compared among various sugar-PVP mixtures. Formation and thermal disruption characteristics of different modes of sugar-PVP hydrogen bondings are discussed.
- Amorphous sugar
- Carbonyl stretching vibration
- Fourier self-deconvolution
- Glass transition temperature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics