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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 19, pp 8381–8385 | Cite as

Synthesis and crystallization behavior of poly(trimethylene terephthalate)–poly(ethylene glycol) segmented copolyesters

  • Yong XuEmail author
  • Hong-Bing Jia
  • Sheng-Rong Ye
  • Jian Huang
Letter

Poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) is a relatively new linear aromatic polyester and has drawn more and more attention due to its outstanding characteristics such as high elastic recovery, chemical resistance and resilience[1, 2, 3]. As a typical semicrystalline polymeric material, the applicability and processing condition of PTT are determined by its thermal properties and crystallization behavior. Thus, many studies have focused on this topic [4, 5, 6, 7]. In our previous work, the kinetics analysis of PTT crystallization including the secondary crystallization process was carried out by using a new mathematical model [7]. Furthermore, to improve the properties of polyester material, copolymerization using several amounts of a second glycol or diacid comonomer is an effective approach to attain new linear thermoplastic polyesters with modified thermal properties. Recently the authors reported investigations about the composition dependence of thermal properties of...

Keywords

PEG2000 Crystallization Behavior Isothermal Crystallization Soft Segment Distillation Column 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Prof. Tien-wei Shyr, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, ROC and School of Chemical Engineering of NJUST for their financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hong-Bing Jia
    • 1
  • Sheng-Rong Ye
    • 2
  • Jian Huang
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingP.R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Polymer ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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