Effect of molecular weight on the mechanical and optical properties of triacetyl cellulose films for LCD applications

Myeong Hee Kim, Hyeong Tae Kim, Seong Hun Kim, Kwang Sik Choi, Kyung Youl Baek, Soon Man Hong, Chong Min Koo

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Physical and optical properties of a series of TAC films with different molecular weight synthesized by acetylation of cotton linter have been investigated. The synthesized TACs had fully acetylated structure in which acetic acid contents was about 62%. Dimensional stability, thermal stability, modulus, tensile strength and elongation at break of TAC film were influenced by the molecular weight of base resin and they increased with the molecular weight. TAC films had good transparency as well as optical isotropy. Especially, optical property and moderate physical properties for protective film application in LCD were achieved above the molecular weight of 250kg/mol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-281
Number of pages14
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Acetylation
  • LCD
  • Polarizer
  • Triacetyl cellulose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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