The Morphological Structure and Multiphase Transitions of Segmented Polyesteramide
- Received Date: 2003-01-28
Abstract: Segmented polyesteramides have been synthesized from N，N'-bis（p-carbomethoxybenzoy）butanediamine（T4T）as crystalline segments and mixture of poly（tetramethylene oxide）with the average molecular weight 1000（PTMO1000）and 1，5-pentanediol（PDO）as soft segments. The polymerization was carried out in the melt at 250℃ for 1-2 h while vacuum was applied. The chemical composition of the copolymer was measured by H1-NMR. The melting behavior of the copolymers was studied by the differential scanning calorimeter. The dynamic mechanical properties were investigated on injection moulded bars by means of dynamic mechanical analysis. It was found that the copolymers with more than 40% molar ratio PDO showed two glass transition temperatures and two melting temperatures. The glass transition temperatures are independent of composition，and thus two fully phaseseparated amorphous phases are present. The melting temperatures change with PDO content. The amount of PDO has an effect on both TmA and TmB . TmA is attributed to the lamella consisting of extended T4T segments，while TmB results from the much thicker lamella consisting of both extended T4T and PDO segments. It is also possible that some PDO is present in the interphase as adjacent re-entry groups. So the resultant copolymer shows that a complex system，two crystalline phases，two amorphous phases and an interphase are involved in the copolymer. The undercooling for these copolymers is small，which means that these segmented copolymers crystallize fast.
|Citation:||Li Guang, Gaymans R J, Yang Shenlin, Jiang Jianming. The Morphological Structure and Multiphase Transitions of Segmented Polyesteramide[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2004, 17(1): 105-110. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/17/1/105-110|