Phase segregation of poly(3-dodecylthiophene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) copolymers

Hong Chul Moon, Jin Kon Kim

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Abstract

We investigated, via small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), the ordered-to-disordered transition temperature (TODT) of symmetric poly(3-dodecylthiophene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) copolymers (P3DDT-b-PMMA) with different molecular weights synthesized by anionic coupling reaction. When the molecular weight of P3DDT-b-PMMA was properly chosen, the TODT was observed within experimentally accessible temperature range (higher than the glass transition and melting temperature for PMMA and P3DDT, respectively, but lower than the thermal degradation temperature). We also measured the temperature dependence of Flory-Huggins interaction parameter (χ) between P3DDT and PMMA as χ = 0.1109 + 76.63/T, in which T is the absolute temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5437-5442
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer
Volume54
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2013

Keywords

  • Ordered-to-disordered transition
  • Rigid rod-flexible block copolymer
  • Temperature dependence of interaction parameter

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