Poly(butylene succinate/diglycolate) random copolymers (P(BSxBDGy)) of various compositions were synthesized and characterized from the molecular, thermal, structural and mechanical point of view. All the polymers showed a good thermal stability and at room temperature they appeared as semicrystalline materials. The main effect of copolymerization was a lowering in the crystallinity and a decrease of T m respect to homopolymers. The dependence of T m on composition for copolymers with high butylene succinate unit content was well described by Baur's equation. WAXD measurements indicated that two different crystalline phases are present, depending on composition: copolymers with high BS unit content are characterized by PBS crystal phase, whereas those rich in BDG co-units crystallized in PBDG lattice. Amorphous samples showed a monotonic increment of T g as the content of BDG units is increased and this can be explained on the basis of interchain interactions, due to the high electronegativity of ether-oxygen atoms. A Fox-type equation was found to fit the T g data of completely amorphous samples, permitting the extrapolation of pure PBS T g value for the completely amorphous polymer. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Novel eco-friendly random copolyesters of poly(butylene succinate) containing ether-linkages|
|Rivista:||REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2012.02.013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |