Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of novel nanoblends prepared from simultaneous in-situ cationic polymerization and compatibilization of bio-based tung oil and biodegradable poly(e- Caprolactone)

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Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of novel nanostructured bio-based poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)/tung oil blends prepared via in-situ compatibilization and cationic polymerization was investigated at different cooling rates for different blend compositions using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of PCL in the blends was strongly influenced by the tung oil thermoset, i.e.; the kinetics of non-isothermal crystallization process greatly inhibited in the blends with compositions of PCL<50 wt%. This finding suggested that the high concentration of thermoset, tung oil could significantly restrict the dynamics of the PCL chain segments, thereby slow down the non-isothermal crystallization process. On the other hand, a considerable acceleration in the non-isothermal crystallization kinetics was observed for PCL/tung oil 50/50 wt% blend. The crystallization kinetics was analyzed as a function of composition at different cooling rates based on modified Avrami approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event77th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 2019 - Detroit, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2019Mar 21 2019


Conference77th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, ANTEC 2019
CountryUnited States


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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