Blends of a thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) with poly(ether imide) (PEI), poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK), polysulfone (PSF) and polyarylsulfone (PAS) prepared by screw extrusion have been investigated by differential scanning calorimeter and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis. From the measured glass transition temperature (Tg) and specific heat increment (ΔCp) at the Tg, it appears that the LCP dissolves more in the PEI- and PEEK-rich phases than does the PEI and PEEK in the LCP-rich phase. From the DSC study of PSF-LCP and PAS-LCP blends, the Tg(PSF) and Tg(PAS) of each blends are almost constant with blend composition. Therefore, it is concluded that PSF and PAS are immiscible with LCP. The polymer-polymer interaction parameter (Χ12) and the degree of disorder (y/x1) of LCP have been investigated using the Flory lattice theory in which the anisotropy of LCP is considered. The Χ12 values have been calculated from the Tg data and found to be 0.181 ± 0.004 at 593 K for the PEI-LCP blends and 0.069 ± 0.006 at 623 K for the PEEK-LCP blends. Using the previously presented method, the Χ12 and y/x1 partially miscible systems have been determined.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics