Controlling the morphology of block copolymers via plasticizer selectivity

Timothy P. Lodge, Bryant J. Pudil, Vindya Alahapperuma, Kenneth J. Hanley

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Abstract

Addition of a plasticizer to a block copolymer can be of central importance in modifying the physical properties. At the same time, the thermodynamic selectivity of the diluent towards the two blocks can exert a substantial effect on the morphology of the material. In this context, a systematic investigation of the phase behavior of styrene-isoprene copolymer diluted with various di-alkyl phthalates was conducted to a series of commercially important plasticizers of varying selectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume40
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

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