Poly(4-vinyl pyridine)/vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol copolymer blends: 1. Infrared spectroscopic studies of hydrogen bond formation

Joon Youl Lee, Hyeok Lee, Dong Hoon Choi

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Miscibility of blends of poly(4-vinyl pyridine) (P4VP) with vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol (VAc-VAL) copolymers of different compositions has been investigated. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) results indicate that P4VP is miscible with VAc-VAL copolymers containing more than 30 mole% VAL. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis of the miscible blends of P4VP with VAc-VAL copolymers reveal the existence of intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions between hydroxyl groups and vinyl pyridines. High temperature infrared spectroscopic analysis of VAc-VAL copolymers and P4VP/VAc-VAL blends indicate that there are at least three competing processes for hydrogen bonding to the hydroxyl groups in the blends: hydroxyl-hydroxyl, hydroxyl-carbonyl, and hydroxyl-pyridine associations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-510
Number of pages10
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Miscible blends
  • Poly(4-vinyl pyridine)
  • Vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol copolymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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