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Epitaxial Crystallization Behavior of Poly(butylene adipate) on Orientated Poly(butylene succinate) Substrate

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College of Bioresources Chemical and Materials Engineering, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710021, China
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National Demonstration Center for Experimental Light Chemistry Engineering Education, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710021, China
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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an 710021, China
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Polymers 2018, 10(2), 110; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10020110
Received: 13 November 2017 / Revised: 20 January 2018 / Accepted: 22 January 2018 / Published: 24 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biodegradable and Biobased Polyesters)
The crystallization behavior of poly(butylene adipate) (PBA) in the sheared PBS/PBA blend, as well as on highly orientated poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) substrate, was studied by means of DSC, POM, Raman microscopy, and XRD. The results showed that the pre-existing orientated PBS crystals exhibit a very strong nucleation ability toward PBA as reflected by the increased crystallization temperature and the occurrence of heteroepitaxy and transcrystallization of PBA on the PBS substrate. The epitaxial crystallization of PBA on the PBS substrate results in the formation of α-form PBA crystals in any crystallization conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: poly(butylene succinate); poly(butylene adipate); blend; epitaxy poly(butylene succinate); poly(butylene adipate); blend; epitaxy
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Wang, H.; Gao, Z.; Yang, X.; Liu, K.; Zhang, M.; Qiang, X.; Wang, X. Epitaxial Crystallization Behavior of Poly(butylene adipate) on Orientated Poly(butylene succinate) Substrate. Polymers 2018, 10, 110.

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