Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Semi-Interpenetrating Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks LCP/PS

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1150
Journal / PublicationJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume76
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2000
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Attempts to extend the IPN technology to liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) systems have been made in search for a new approach for enhancing the compatibility of liquid crystalline polymer with engineering thermoplastics. A new type of interpenetrating polymer network based on liquid crystalline polymer: semi-interpenetrating liquid crystalline polymer network comprising liquid crystalline polymer PET/60PHB (LCP) and crosslinked polystyrene (PS) (for short: semi-ILCPN LCP/PS) has been successfully prepared. The compatibility and thermal properties of the semi-ILCPN LCP/PS with different amount of crosslinking agent were investigated by FTIR, SEM, DSC, and TGA, respectively. Furthermore, the possible application of the semi-ILCPN LCP/PS as a new kind of compatibilizer in PPO/LCP blends was also studied and discussed. Well-compatibilized PPO/LCP composites with considerably improved mechanical properties were obtained. © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Research Area(s)

  • Interpenetrating polymer networks, Liquid crystalline polymer, Polymer blends, PPO

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Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Semi-Interpenetrating Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks LCP/PS. / Zhao, Xiongyan; Hu, Xiao; Yue, Chee Yoon et al.
In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 76, No. 7, 16.05.2000, p. 1141-1150.

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