Interaction and Enthalpy Recovery Behavior in Polymer Blends of Polysulfone and Carboxylated Polysulfone
Polymer blends of a binary system with limited miscibility are a kind of different surface structure polymer blends which main chains are same as one. The blend of polysulfone (PSf) and carboxylated polysulfone (CPSf) had been made in the solvent of dimethylacelamide (DMAc) or N-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP). The chemical polysulfones containing 0.5,1.0,1.5 and 2.0 carboxylated groups per repeat unit were mixed with Udel 300 polysulfone. The equilibrium time of two-phase polymer in solution presents their degrees of limited miscibility. The two- phase polymers could transfer as miscible blends when they had been annealed at 170 for above 6 days. Annealing of blends below the grass transition temperature(Tg) results in a decrease in enthalpy that is recovered during heating. The enthalpy recovery is visible as an endothermic peak in a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) scan. The position of this peak depends on the composition of two-phase and on the structure of material itself. Two-sample cells were co-tested in same time for getting several Tg of limited miscible polymer blend and its component respectively. PSf/CPSf polymer blends in liquid-liquid phase separation and molecular weight distribution to be tested by High Performance Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC). The polymer blends were showing S-O-C strength absorbance between 1000-769/cm and 3300-2500/cm to be detected by Infrared Absorption Spectrum (IR) analysis. Therefore, the reaction and enthalpy of limited miscibility between two-phase of polymer blend PSf/CPSf can be described in the paper.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
Y. Q. Jiang and Y. B. Zhang, "Interaction and Enthalpy Recovery Behavior in Polymer Blends of Polysulfone and Carboxylated Polysulfone", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 612-619, 2011