Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 782–792 | Cite as

Isothermal-crystallization kinetics and spherulite growth of aliphatic polyketone/polyamide-6 blends

  • He-xin Zhang
  • Seong-Rok Huh
  • Eun-Bin Ko
  • Byung-Sik Park
  • Keun-Byoung Yoon


In this research, the morphologies, isothermal-crystallization kinetics, and spherulite growth of aliphatic polyketone/polyamide-6 blends were studied. A single glass-transition temperature (T g) was determined, and the composition dependence of T g for these blends was well described by the Kwei equation. The strong intermolecular interaction between the two polymer components was confirmed by melting-point depression. The isothermal-crystallization kinetics were analyzed on the basis of the Avrami approach. A linear increase in the radii of the spherulites with time was observed for all compositions. All the spherulites continued to grow at nearly identical growth rates. With increasing polyamide-6 content, the size of the spherulites in the polyketone/polyamide-6 blends gradually decreased, and the number of spherulites in the blends increased.


Polyketone Polyamide-6 Crystallization kinetics Spherulite growth 


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Isothermal-crystallization Kinetics and Spherulite Growth of Aliphatic Polyketone/Polyamide-6 Blends


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Authors and Affiliations

  • He-xin Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Seong-Rok Huh
    • 1
  • Eun-Bin Ko
    • 1
  • Byung-Sik Park
    • 3
  • Keun-Byoung Yoon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityKyungpookKorea
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Synthetic Rubber, Changchun Institute of Applied ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesChangchunChina
  3. 3.Department of Pharmaceutical EngineeringInternational University of KoreaJinjuKorea

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