Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 271, Issue 5, pp 446–453 | Cite as

Phenylene motion in polycarbonate: Influence of tensile stress and chemical modification

  • M. T. Hansen
  • C. Boeffel
  • H. W. Spiess
Original Contributions


Deuteron NMR was utilized to study phenylene group motions in glassy polycarbonate (PC) as a function of tensile stress and chemical modification. A special stretching device was constructed allowing the application of forces up to 1500 N during the measurement. While cold drawing of PC effects motional restrictions equivalent to a temperature shift of 10 K, a reversible strain near the yield point enhances the ring dynamics slightly. Methyl group substitution at the ortho positions gives rise to even more constraints, shifting the onset of fast ring flips by about 180 K.

Key words

Polycarbonates molecular motions 2H NMR tensile stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. T. Hansen
    • 1
  • C. Boeffel
    • 1
  • H. W. Spiess
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PolymerforschungMainzFRG

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