A novel hexagonal crystal with a hexagonal star-shaped central core in poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) induced by an ionic liquid

Hikmatun Ni'Mah, Eamor M. Woo

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Abstract

A hexagonal crystal with a star-shaped core, a novel crystal morphology never seen before, was found in low molecular weight poly(l-lactide) (LM w-PLLA) modified by a glycine ester based ionic liquid. The increase in polymer chain mobility, caused by ionic liquid dilution and interaction with polymer chains, induced a morphology transformation from hexagon-shaped ring-banded spherulites to a non-banded hexagonal crystal with a star-shaped core.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4945-4949
Number of pages5
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume16
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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