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Transition-Metal Compatibilization of Polymer Blends

  • Erik M. Indra
  • Mary Pat McCurdie
  • Xinzhi Sun
  • Laurence A. Belfiore

Abstract

The desirable properties of polymer-polymer blends have led to considerable research on transition-metal compatibilization of nitrogen-based and diene polymer blends. Polymers of interest are poly(vinylamine), poly(4-vinylpyridine), poly(ethyleneimine), poly(L-histidine), 1,2-polybutadiene and cis-polybutadiene. Binary polymer/transition-metal complexes exhibit synergistic thermal properties. The poly(vinylamine)/cobalt complex with 3 mol% cobalt showed a Tg enhancement of ≈ 140°C in comparison to the undiluted polymer. Binary mixtures of the polymers of interest are incompatible. It was attempted to compatibilize these blends with a transition-metal salt. Cobalt chloride hexahydrate successfully compatibilizes blends of poly(vinylamine) and poly(ethyleneimine).

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Glass Transition Temperature Polymer Blend Cobalt Chloride Ternary Blend Palladium Chloride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik M. Indra
    • 1
  • Mary Pat McCurdie
    • 1
  • Xinzhi Sun
    • 1
  • Laurence A. Belfiore
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Physics and Engineering Laboratory Department of Chemical and Bioresource EngineeringColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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