Structural changes during isothermal crystallization of a poly(bisphenol A-co-decane ether) polymer

Yong Jiang, Qun Gu, Lin Li, De Yan Shen, Xi Gao Jin, Yu Guo Lei, Chi Ming Chan

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Abstract

The isothermal crystallization behavior of a poly(bisphenol A-co-decane) (BA-C10) at 35 °C was studied in situ using polarized optical microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (FT-IR) measurements. Real-time FT-IR investigation revealed that an increase in regularity as well as intermolecular chain packing of certain functional groups of the BA-C 10 main chains during crystallization. Our real-time AFM and FT-IR results provide an understanding of the relationship between the polymer morphology and the chain conformation during polymer crystallization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5615-5621
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer
Volume43
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2002

Keywords

  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Isothermal crystallization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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