The thermal and rheological characterizations of seven random, low molecular weight (Mny9500 g mol1), H2N-ended polyethersulfone/polyetherethersulfone (PES/PEES) copolymers, at various PES/PEES ratios, were performed. The glass transition temperatures (Tg) were determinedby DSC. Degradations were carried out in a thermobalance, under flowing nitrogen, in dynamic heating conditions from 35 C to650 C. The initial decomposition temperatures (Ti) and the half decomposition temperatures (T1/2) were directly determined by TG curves,while the apparent activation energies of degradation (Ea) were obtained by the Kissinger method. In addition, the complex viscosities (h*)of the molten polymers were determined in experimental conditions of linear viscoelasticity. Tg, Ea and h* values increased linearly withPES% content, while Ti and T1/2 values showed opposite behaviour. In every case both PES and PEES homopolymers felt outside linearity.The results obtained are discussed and interpreted, and compared with those of corresponding Cl-ended copolymers previously studied.

Thermal and rheological behaviours of some random aromatic amino-ended polyethersulfone/polyetherethersulfone copolymers

BLANCO, Ignazio;CICALA, Gianluca;RECCA, Antonino;
2006

Abstract

The thermal and rheological characterizations of seven random, low molecular weight (Mny9500 g mol1), H2N-ended polyethersulfone/polyetherethersulfone (PES/PEES) copolymers, at various PES/PEES ratios, were performed. The glass transition temperatures (Tg) were determinedby DSC. Degradations were carried out in a thermobalance, under flowing nitrogen, in dynamic heating conditions from 35 C to650 C. The initial decomposition temperatures (Ti) and the half decomposition temperatures (T1/2) were directly determined by TG curves,while the apparent activation energies of degradation (Ea) were obtained by the Kissinger method. In addition, the complex viscosities (h*)of the molten polymers were determined in experimental conditions of linear viscoelasticity. Tg, Ea and h* values increased linearly withPES% content, while Ti and T1/2 values showed opposite behaviour. In every case both PES and PEES homopolymers felt outside linearity.The results obtained are discussed and interpreted, and compared with those of corresponding Cl-ended copolymers previously studied.
Copolymers; Thermal Stability; Rheological behaviour; Kinetics of degradation
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