Effect of method of preparation on molecular packing of TMPC/PS blends

Ashraf A. Mansour, Samy A. Madbouly, Günther Höhne, Walter Dollhop

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Dielectric and differential scanning calorimetry measurements of polystyrene/tetramethyl polycarbonate (PS/TMPC) blends have been carried out for two series of samples prepared by a melt mixing method, using a Brabender, and a solvent casting method using methylene chloride. The dielectric measurements of the samples were carried out over wide ranges of temperature (50-220°C) and frequency (10-2-105 Hz). The composition ratios of the samples measured were 12.5, 25, 50, 75 and 87.5 wt% TMPC for solvent casting and 10, 25, 40, 50 and 60 wt% TMPC for melt mixing. It has been found that melt mixing under the conditions used produces compatible blends for all the composition ratios measured without causing any pronounced degradation. The glass transition temperatures and dielectric relaxation behaviour of the blends prepared by the different methods showed differences in molecular packing and dynamics. The results obtained could be attributed to a variation in the size of structural units responsible for compatibility, which depended on the method of preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer International
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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