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Polymer-Polymer Miscibility - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125250504, 9780323153072

Polymer-Polymer Miscibility

1st Edition

Author: Olagoke Olabis
eBook ISBN: 9780323153072
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 1979
Page Count: 382
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Polymer–Polymer Miscibility discusses miscibility of polymeric mixtures. This book explains the theoretical and practical aspects of polymer miscibility, which has become a considerable area of research in many academic and industrial laboratories. Comprised of seven chapters, this book starts with an overview of the physical nature of the variations of the basic polymer structure. This monograph then discusses the two cases of miscible polymer blends, namely, poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)–butadiene/acrylonitrile copolymer (NBR) and polystyrene–poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) (PPO) blends. This text explores the useful and unique properties of blends of poly(vinyl chloride) and butadiene/acrylonitrile copolymer rubber. Other chapters discuss the thermodynamic theories for the phase separation of block copolymers. The reader is also introduced to other variations of chemical structure, which can result in the permanent attachment of polymers to each other through block and graft copolymers. This text also explores the feasibility of covalent bonding of polymer components. This book is intended for chemical engineers and materials scientists.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Two-Component Systems: Definitions

1.2 Historical Background with Commercial Examples


Chapter 2 Thermodynamics of Polymer-Polymer Miscibility

2.1 General Thermodynamic Principles

2.2 Phase Separation Phenomena

2.3 Hildebrand Approach: The Solubility Parameter

2.4 Flory-Huggins Approach: The Lattice Theory

2.5 Equation-of-State Approach

2.6 Thermodynamics of Block Copolymer Systems


Chapter 3 Methods for Determining Polymer-Polymer Miscibility

3.1 Criteria for Establishing Miscibility

3.2 Glass Transition Temperature

3.3 Microscopy

3.4 Scattering Methods

3.5 Ternary-Solution Methods

3.6 Miscellaneous


Chapter 4 Methods of Enhancing Miscibility

4.1 Minor Modifications of Structure

4.2 Block and Graft Copolymer Formation

4.3 Interpenetrating Network Formation

4.4 Cross-Linking

4.5 Introduction of Interacting Groups

4.6 Miscellaneous


Chapter 5 Comprehensive Survey of Miscible Polymer Systems

5.1 Criteria for Selection

5.2 Referenced Listing

5.3 Discussion


Chapter 6 Properties of Miscible Polymer Systems

6.1 Thermal and Thermomechanical

6.2 Mechanical

6.3 Electrical

6.4 Rheological and Viscoelastic

6.5 Transport

6.6 Crystallization

6.7 Degradation


Chapter 7 Utilization of Miscible Polymers

7.1 Industrial Examples

7.2 Mechanical Compatibility versus Miscibility in Polymer Blends


Appendix 1 Nomenclature

Appendix 2 Abbreviations for Polymer Names



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