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2010-06-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 11 page(s)

Michell Rose Mary, Müller Alejandro J, Deshayes Gaëlle, Dubois Philippe , "Effect of sequence distribution on the isothermal crystallization kinetics and successive self-nucleation and annealing (SSA) behavior of poly(e-caprolactone-co-e-caprolactam) copolymers" in European Polymer Journal, 46, 6, 1334–1344

  • Edition : Elsevier (United Kingdom)
  • Codes CREF : Chimie macromoléculaire (DI1315), Catalyses hétérogène et homogène (DI1334)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Matériaux Polymères et Composites (S816)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Two types of miscible poly(e-caprolactone-co-e-caprolactam) copolymers were studied. In both cases catalyzed hydrolytic ring-opening polymerization was employed. For the first type, the comonomers were added simultaneously to obtain random copolymers. For the second type, the comonomers were added sequentially to obtain block copolymers. Successive self-nucleation and annealing (SSA) and isothermal crystallization studies were performed to both types of copolymers. The SSA results reflect the differences in molecular microstructure: block versus random copolymers. In a wide composition range only the polycaprolactam sequences were capable of crystallization in the random copolymers. Avrami indexes of approximately 3–4 were obtained corresponding to the spherulitic crystallization of these units within the copolymers. The block copolymer samples experienced a relatively small reduction of crystallization kinetics with composition, and this was attributed to the dilution effect caused by the miscible non-crystalline polycaprolactone units. On the other hand, for the random copolymers, the rate of crystallization strongly increased with polycaprolactam content while the energy barrier for secondary nucleation decreased exponentially. The comparison between miscible block and random copolymers provides a unique opportunity to distinguish the dilution effect of the polycaprolactone units (a moderate effect) on the isothermal crystallization and melting of the polyamide phase from the molecular microstructural effect in the random copolymers case (a dramatically strong effect), where the polycaprolactam sequences are interrupted statistically by polycaprolactone sequences.

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  • (Anglais) Publié en ligne le 25 mars 2010
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  • DOI : 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.03.013