Nanostructured polymer blends prepared via in situ polymerization and compatibilization: Processing, morphology and crystallization behavior

Samy Madbouly, David Rhoades, Joshua Otaigbe

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Abstract

A simple and versatile method of in situ polymerization of macrocyclic carbonates in the presence of a maleic anhydride polypropylene (mPP) matrix to yield a nanostructured polymer blend consisting of polycarbonate (PC) minor phase, a polypropylene major phase, and a surface-active compatibilizer (i.e. PC grafted onto mPP polypropylene backbone) has been reported. The current method showed that PC can be dispersed in a nanostructure of an average diameter of 150 nm. The crystallization behavior of the mPP in the blend was strongly accelerated unexpectedly by the in situ polymerization/compatibilization reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages335-339
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: May 1 2005May 5 2005

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OtherSociety of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period5/1/055/5/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Madbouly, S., Rhoades, D., & Otaigbe, J. (2005). Nanostructured polymer blends prepared via in situ polymerization and compatibilization: Processing, morphology and crystallization behavior. 335-339. Paper presented at Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2005, ANTEC 2005, Boston, MA, United States.