Mechanical properties and strain-rate effect of EVA/PMMA in situ polymerization blends

Shih Kai Cheng, Chuh-Yung Chen

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Abstract

Transparent EVA/PMMA sheets are produced via in situ polymerization of MMA in this work. In the presence of the EVA-graft-PMMA (EVA-g-PMMA), which is synthesized by using tert-butyl peroctoate (t-BO) as initiator during MMA polymerization, EVA can be well dispersed in the PMMA matrix. Both tensile fracture energy and Izod impact strength of the EVA/PMMA blends are higher than those of the neat PMMA. SEM photos show that the grafted copolymer also prevents the dispersed EVA particles from being pulled out from the fracture surface. While the EVA/PMMA blends are investigated at room temperature over the strain rates of four decades (from 1.6×10-4 to 0.16 s-1). It has an obvious transition, whereas the neat PMMA remains brittle over the entire range of strain rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1239-1248
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 1

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Polymethyl Methacrylate
strain rate
Strain rate
polymerization
Polymerization
mechanical properties
Mechanical properties
Fracture energy
Impact strength
Grafts
Copolymers
Scanning electron microscopy
impact strength
initiators
Temperature
copolymers
scanning electron microscopy
room temperature
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  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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