The intermolecular reaction and its role in determining the partial compatibility between diethylsuccinate containing linear low-density polyethylene or ethylene propylene copolymer and poly-epsilon-capvolactam (PA6) has been investigated in the melt using a Brabender mixer. The reaction product has been submitted to selective solvent extraction with formic acid and n-heptane; the characterization of the two extracted fractions and the insoluble residue has demonstrated the formation of a polyolefin-nylon (PO-PA6) grafted copolymer. The formation of grafted copolymer has an evident effect on the compatibilization of the two original polymers, indeed the differential scanning calorimetry analysis shows a remarkable decrease of temperature and enthalpy of PA6 crystallization. Moreover scanning electron microscopy micrographs show clear evidence of size reduction of PA6 domains associated with improved interface interactions.
|Autori:||Passaglia E; Aglietto M; Ruggeri G; Picchioni F|
|Titolo:||Formation and compatibilizing effect of the grafted copolymer in the reactive blending of 2-diethylsuccinate containing polyolefins with poly-epsilon-caprolactam (Nylon-6)|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/(SICI)1099-1581(199805)9:5<273::AID-PAT754>3.3.CO;2-F|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|