COMPATIBILITY STUDIES OF POLYSTYRENE-POLYBUTADIENE BLENDS BY THERMAL ANALYSIS.

Woo Nyon Kim, Charles M. Burns

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Abstract

In order to examine the behavior of incompatible blends of polystyrene and polybutadiene, the glass transition temperature, the melting point, and the specific heat increment at the glass transition temperature for atactic polystyrene (a-PS), isotactic polystyrene (i-PS), polybutadiene (PBD), and blends of a-PS/PBD and i-PS/PBD were determined by use of a differential scanning calorimeter. Blends were prepared by solution casting, freeze-drying, and milling. The results suggest that the polybutadiene dissolves more in the polystyrene phase than does the polystyrene in the polybutadiene phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2989-3004
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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