Spherulitic growth rate studies on poly(L-lactide-co-meso-lactide)

J. Huang, N. Buehler, E. Hall, R. Kean, J. Kolstad, L. Wu, James Patrick Runt

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The crystallization kinetics, melting behavior, morphology and microstructure of poly(L-lactide-co-meso-lactide) was investigated as a function of copolymer composition. The poly(L-lactide-co-meso-latide) samples were synthesized by melting and mixing L-lactide and meso-lactide in a flask under nitrogen. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments revealed that the glass transition temperature of the samples was independent of meso concentration. The crystallization window also narrowed dramatically with increasing meso content in the copolymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-371
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 ACS Orlando Meeting - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Aug 25 1996Aug 29 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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