Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 61–74

Analysis of the Dynamic Crystallisation of Isotactic Polypropylene/α-Nucleating Agent Systems by DSC


DOI: 10.1023/A:1014968416786

Cite this article as:
Marco, C., Ellis, G., Gómez, M.A. et al. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2002) 68: 61. doi:10.1023/A:1014968416786


The nucleation efficiency of dibenzylidene sorbitol, methyldibenzylidene sorbitol and 1,2,3,4-bis- (3,4-dimethylbenzylidene) sorbitol in the crystallisation of the monoclinic phase of isotactic polypropylene has been evaluated by differential scanning calorimetry as a function of cooling rate and nucleation agent concentration. In order to analyse the nucleation activity of the additives, the self-nucleation process of the pure polypropylene has also been studied by thermal techniques. A large increment in the crystallisation temperatures has been obtained even for the lowest additive concentration, and the nucleating efficiencies are of the highest observed for α-nucleating agents in isotactic polypropylene.

crystallisation DSC efficiency isotactic polypropylene nucleating agents sorbitol derivatives 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Marco
    • 1
  • G. Ellis
    • 1
  • M. A. Gómez
    • 1
  • J. M. Arribas
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de PolímerosCSICMadridSpain
  2. 2.Dirección Corporativa de Servicios CompartidosDirección de Tecnología de REPSOL-YPFMadridSpain

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