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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1999|