Authors Yavari, A. ; Asadinezhad, A. ; Jafari, S.H. ; Khonakdar, H. A. ; Ahmadian, S. ; Böhme, F.
Title Linear Viscoelastic Characteristics of Poly(trimethylene terephthalate)/Polycarbonate Blends in the Melt State
Date 01.11.2005
Number 13306
Abstract <B>Summary:</B> Blends of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) and polycarbonate (PC) over full composition range were prepared using a twin-screw extruder. A glycidyl methacrylate-based terpolymer was used to modify the interface of the blends. Morphological examinations were carried out using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and confirmed the biphasic structure of the blends. Dynamic rheological response of the blends was recorded in the linear viscoelastic region. It was observed that addition of the terpolymer to the system increases the dynamic shear moduli and complex viscosity of the blends, which is attributed to interactions of the terpolymer at the interface of two phases leading to a restricted chain mobility of the blend components. The Veenstra model was found to be able to describe dynamic shear modulus of the PTT/PC 50/50 blend; however, for the compatibilized blend of PTT/PC 50/50, the fit is not as good as that of uncompatibilized system, which is believed to be due to formation of micelles in this system.
Publisher Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
Citation Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 290 (2005) 1091-1096

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