Blends of poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) and polyestercarbonate (PEC), copolyesters consisting of polycarbonate (PC) and polyarylate (PAr), have been studied by thermal analysis to determine miscibility. The PBT blends with PAr and PEC containing 30 wt % of carbonate unit or less appeared to be miscible, and the tendency for stable single-phase was observed to decrease as the content of carbonate unit in PEC copolymer increased. As determined with the crystalline phase behavior, the miscibility of PEC with PBT appeared to have a maximum around 10 to approximately 30 wt % of carbonate content in PEC copolymer, and this result was attributed to the internal repulsion effect between ester and carbonate repeating units in PEC copolymer.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Mar 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics