Effect of secondary forces in the compatibility of two incompatible biodegradable polymers

P. M. Chou, M. Mariatti, A. Zulkifli, Mitsugu Todo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Poly(ethylene adipate) (PEA) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) were used as compatibilizers in the biodegradable polymer blend of poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(butylene succinate-co-L-lactate) (PLLA/PBSL). The compatibilizers of various contents were incorporated into the blend using a Haake internal mixer. The compatibilization between PEA and PTMEG on the blends was measured using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), flexural test, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. From the TGA results, it was found that the thermal stability of the blend improved with the addition of PEA. The flexural strength showed a dependency on the extent of the secondary forces interaction between PEA and PTMEG with the blends. This observation corresponded well with the FESEM micrographs. Based on the FTIR analysis, the physical interaction between PEA and PLLA/PBSL was due to the presence of secondary forces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-469
Number of pages15
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2012

Fingerprint

Biodegradable polymers
Glycols
Compatibilizers
Ether
compatibility
Ethers
Polymer blends
Lactic acid
glycols
ethers
Field emission
lactates
lactic acid
Thermogravimetric analysis
Lactic Acid
polymers
butenes
field emission
Scanning electron microscopy
Bending strength

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

Cite this

Effect of secondary forces in the compatibility of two incompatible biodegradable polymers. / Chou, P. M.; Mariatti, M.; Zulkifli, A.; Todo, Mitsugu.

In: Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 4, 01.08.2012, p. 455-469.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chou, P. M. ; Mariatti, M. ; Zulkifli, A. ; Todo, Mitsugu. / Effect of secondary forces in the compatibility of two incompatible biodegradable polymers. In: Polymer Bulletin. 2012 ; Vol. 69, No. 4. pp. 455-469.
@article{3362e59ba8e549409cba0b5bcba7e00c,
title = "Effect of secondary forces in the compatibility of two incompatible biodegradable polymers",
abstract = "Poly(ethylene adipate) (PEA) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) were used as compatibilizers in the biodegradable polymer blend of poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(butylene succinate-co-L-lactate) (PLLA/PBSL). The compatibilizers of various contents were incorporated into the blend using a Haake internal mixer. The compatibilization between PEA and PTMEG on the blends was measured using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), flexural test, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. From the TGA results, it was found that the thermal stability of the blend improved with the addition of PEA. The flexural strength showed a dependency on the extent of the secondary forces interaction between PEA and PTMEG with the blends. This observation corresponded well with the FESEM micrographs. Based on the FTIR analysis, the physical interaction between PEA and PLLA/PBSL was due to the presence of secondary forces.",
author = "Chou, {P. M.} and M. Mariatti and A. Zulkifli and Mitsugu Todo",
year = "2012",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s00289-012-0748-4",
language = "English",
volume = "69",
pages = "455--469",
journal = "Polymer Bulletin",
issn = "0170-0839",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effect of secondary forces in the compatibility of two incompatible biodegradable polymers

AU - Chou, P. M.

AU - Mariatti, M.

AU - Zulkifli, A.

AU - Todo, Mitsugu

PY - 2012/8/1

Y1 - 2012/8/1

N2 - Poly(ethylene adipate) (PEA) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) were used as compatibilizers in the biodegradable polymer blend of poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(butylene succinate-co-L-lactate) (PLLA/PBSL). The compatibilizers of various contents were incorporated into the blend using a Haake internal mixer. The compatibilization between PEA and PTMEG on the blends was measured using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), flexural test, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. From the TGA results, it was found that the thermal stability of the blend improved with the addition of PEA. The flexural strength showed a dependency on the extent of the secondary forces interaction between PEA and PTMEG with the blends. This observation corresponded well with the FESEM micrographs. Based on the FTIR analysis, the physical interaction between PEA and PLLA/PBSL was due to the presence of secondary forces.

AB - Poly(ethylene adipate) (PEA) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) were used as compatibilizers in the biodegradable polymer blend of poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(butylene succinate-co-L-lactate) (PLLA/PBSL). The compatibilizers of various contents were incorporated into the blend using a Haake internal mixer. The compatibilization between PEA and PTMEG on the blends was measured using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), flexural test, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. From the TGA results, it was found that the thermal stability of the blend improved with the addition of PEA. The flexural strength showed a dependency on the extent of the secondary forces interaction between PEA and PTMEG with the blends. This observation corresponded well with the FESEM micrographs. Based on the FTIR analysis, the physical interaction between PEA and PLLA/PBSL was due to the presence of secondary forces.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864585959&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84864585959&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s00289-012-0748-4

DO - 10.1007/s00289-012-0748-4

M3 - Article

VL - 69

SP - 455

EP - 469

JO - Polymer Bulletin

JF - Polymer Bulletin

SN - 0170-0839

IS - 4

ER -