Miscibility in blends of liquid crystalline copolyester and semicrystalline poly(ethylene-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate)

Jia Chong Ho, Tai Ching Lin, Kung-Hwa Wei*

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Abstract

The miscibility in blends of random liquid crystalline copoly(oxybenzoate-ethylene terephthalate) at a molar ratio of 60:40 (P64) and semicrystalline poly(ethylene-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate) (PEN) were investigated with differential scanning calorimetry, wide angle X-ray diffraction and polarized optical micrography. It was found that P64 and PEN were partially miscible as evidenced from the appearance of a single glass transition temperature for each blend at different compositions. Furthermore, the Flory-Huggins interaction parameter, X12, for P64 and PEN was determined to be - 1.13 through the melting point depression analysis, indicating miscibility in blends of P64 and PEN at the melt state. The coherence lengths of PEN in the presence of a small amount of P64, around 3%, were larger than that in pure PEN, implying the regularity of PEN crystals in the blends with low P64 content being more perfect than that of the pure PEN. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9299-9304
Number of pages6
Journalpolymer
Volume41
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2000

Keywords

  • Liquid crystalline copolyester
  • Miscibility
  • Semicrystalline copolyester

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