Polyurethane Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPN's) Synthesized under High Pressure. 2. Morphology and Tg Behavior of Polyurethane-Polystyrene IPN's

A series of interpenetrating polymer networks of polyurethane-polystyrene were synthesized under high pressure. The morphology, dynamic mechanical properties, and density behavior were analyzed to determine the effect of the synthesis pressure on the degree of interpenetration of the component polymers. The composition of the polyurethane and polystyrene was fixed at 50% /50% by weight. The dynamic mechanical behavior showed changes form the heterophase structure to the homogeneous single-phase IPN structure when the synthesis pressure was increased. IPN’s with a theoretical molecular weight between cross-links(Mc) of 2000 synthesized above 10000kg/cm2 showed on sharp glass transition, intermediate between the two component Tg’s, and they were optically transparent. The morphology agreed well with the dynamic mechanical behavior, with dispersed domain sizes in the range of tens of angstroms. These results indicated that the IPN’s formed were the completely interpenetrated networks of the polyurethane and polystyrene.
Publisher
Amer Chemical Soc
Issue Date
1983-10
Language
ENG
Citation

MACROMOLECULES, v.17, no.10, pp.2194 - 2196

ISSN
0024-9297
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/3659
Appears in Collection
CBE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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