Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 69–76 | Cite as

Melting and crystallization behaviour of the poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(monobenzyl itaconate) blends

  • Issa A. Katime
  • José R. Quintana
  • Luis C. Cesteros
  • María C. Peleteiro


Melting and crystallization behaviour of blends of poly(vinylidene fluoride)(PVF2) and poly(monobenzyl itaconate) (PMBzI) have been analyzed as a function of the composition in the range 100-40% PVF2. Using the Hoffman-Week plot we have not found an equilibrium melting point depression in all the blends studied. However, the addition of PMBzI to pure PVF2 leads to an increase in its crystallization rate. The results suggest that both polymers are incompatible and that PMBzI acts as nucleating agent in the PVF2 crystallization.


Polymer Crystallization Depression Fluoride Melting Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Issa A. Katime
    • 1
  • José R. Quintana
    • 1
  • Luis C. Cesteros
    • 1
  • María C. Peleteiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Química Física, Grupo de Nuevos Materiales, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad del País VascoBilbaoEspaña

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