Morphological behavior of polystyrene-block-polylactide/polystyrene-blocke- poly(ethylene oxide) blends

Huiming Mao, Marc A. Hillmyer

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Abstract

The morphological behavior of PS-containing diblock copolymer blends is reported. Three sets of PS/PLA and PS/PEO blends are prepared and evaluated by SAXS, WAXS, DSC, and DMA. No macrophase separation is observed, and the formation of PLA/PEO composite cylinders is identified by SAXS for all compositions. The PLA and PEO segments in these blends have been found to be miscible and the crystallization of the confined PEO is suppressed in the ordered nanostructures. The domain spacing, diameter of composite cylinders, and order/disorder transition temperature could be tuned by varying the blend composition in the binary blends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1647-1656
Number of pages10
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume209
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2008

Keywords

  • Blends
  • Block copolymers
  • Miscible blends
  • Nanostructured materials

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