Miscible blends of a vinylidene chloride/vinyl chloride copolymer with aliphatic polyesters

E. M. Woo, J. W. Barlow, D. R. Paul

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A copolymer of vinylidene chloride and vinyl chloride containing 13.5% by weight of the latter has been solution blended with four aliphatic polyesters: poly(ϵ‐caprolactone), poly(2,2‐dimethyl‐1,3‐propylene adipate), poly(1,4‐cyclohexanedimethylene succinate), and poly(2,2‐dimethyl‐1,3‐propylene succinate). Each blend was examined visually and by differential scanning calorimetry. All blends with the copolymer form a single miscible amorphous phase at all compositions and all temperatures except for the latter mentioned polyester, which exhibits liquid–liquid phase separation at temperatures above a measured cloud point curve. Information about interactions between the components in each blend is estimated from melting point data and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1360
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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