Rheology of reactive polystyrene/ethylene-propylene rubber blends

Chris E. Scott, Christopher W. Macosko

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Abstract

There are significant rheological differences between reactive and nonreactive blends of polystyrene and ethylene-propylene rubber due to the interfacial chemical reaction between the two immiscible phases. Models for blend rheology are used to analyze the rheological behavior. The large rheological effects of the interfacial chemical reaction are due to the formation of a network structure in the blend. The weight fraction of gel in the blends is used to measure the extent of reaction between the two polymer phases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1135-1139
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: May 7 1995Oct 11 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3)
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period5/7/9510/11/95

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    Scott, C. E., & Macosko, C. W. (1995). Rheology of reactive polystyrene/ethylene-propylene rubber blends. 1135-1139. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Technical Conference. Part 1 (of 3), Boston, MA, USA, .