Influence of amorphous block on the thermal behavior of well-defined block copolymers based on e-caprolactone

Authors
Ninago, Mario Daniel; Satti, Angel Jose; Ciolino, Andrés Eduardo; Villar, Marcelo Armando
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
In this work, we studied the thermal characterization of block copolymers based on ε-caprolactone. The copolymers were obtained by anionic polymerization techniques, using different co-monomers such as styrene (S) and dimethylsiloxane (DMS). Synthesized copolymers were characterized by H-nuclear magnetic resonance, size exclusion chromatography, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Isothermal crystallization was performed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and Avrami’s theory was employed in order to obtain kinetics parameters of interest, such as the half-life for the crystallization process (t1/2), the bulk crystallization constant (k), and the Avrami’s exponent (n). The spherulitic growth was measured by polarized optical microscopy in order to determine the crystallization behavior. Poly(ε-caprolactone) block (PCL) crystallization was analyzed by considering the physico-chemical characteristics of the neighboring block, PS or PDMS. The chemical nature of the neighbor block in the PCL-based copolymer affects the kinetics parameters of Avrami’s equation, as can be deduced by comparing the values obtained for pure PCL and the studied block copolymers. On the other hand, the apparent thermal degradation activation energies Ead for PCL and block copolymers were determined by Ozawa’s method. The incorporation of PDMS instead of PS improves the stability of the resulting copolymer, as it was observed by thermogravimetric analysis.
Fil: Ninago, Mario Daniel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica; Argentina
Fil: Satti, Angel Jose. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica; Argentina
Fil: Ciolino, Andrés Eduardo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica; Argentina
Fil: Villar, Marcelo Armando. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica; Argentina
Subject
Copolymers
Isothermal crystallization
Poly(ε-caprolactone)
Poly(styrene)
Poly(dimethylsiloxane)
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
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Restricted access
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Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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