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Journal of Polymer Science Part C: Polymer Symposia 

About: Journal of Polymer Science Part C: Polymer Symposia is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Polymerization & Polymer. It has an ISSN identifier of 0449-2994. Over the lifetime, 1491 publication(s) have been published receiving 21660 citation(s).
Topics: Polymerization, Polymer, Monomer, Copolymer, Cellulose
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Henry L. Friedman1Institutions (1)
Abstract: A technique was devised for obtaining rate laws and kinetic parameters which describe the thermal degradation of plastics from TGA data. The method is based on the inter-comparison of experiments which were performed at different linear rates of heating. By this method it is possible to determine the activation energy of certain professes without knowing the form of the kinetic equation. This technique was applied to fiberglass-reinforced CTL 91-LD phenolic resin, where the rate law - (1/we)(dw/dt) = 1018e−55,000/RT [(w - wf)/w0,]5, nr.−1, was found to apply to a major part of the degradation. The equation was successfully tested by several techniques, including a comparison with constant temperature data that were available in the literature. The activation energy was thought to be correct within 10 kcal.

2,571 citations

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S. Havriliak1, S. Negami1Institutions (1)
Abstract: The α-dispersion in many polymer systems is the process to be associated with the glass transition temperature where many physical properties undergo drastic changes. We have measured and analyzed the complex dielectric behavior of the α-dispersions for five polymers [i.e., polycarbonate and polyisophthalate esters of bisphenol A, isotactic poly-(methyl methacrylate), poly(methyl acrylate), and a copolymer of phenyl methacrylate and acrylonitrile] and have found that the usual methods of analysis cannot be used to represent the data. However, it is possible to represent the relaxation process as the sum of two dispersions but there is no evidence to support this contention. An empirical expression is proposed to represent the data. This expression which takes the form of appears to be a general representation for the three known dispersions, i.e., Debye, circular arc, and skewed semicircle. The complex dielectric constants calculated with the aid of this expression and the parameters for each polymer system which was determined graphically were found to be in excellent agreement with the experimental complex dielectric constants. This method of representation was extended to sixteen α-dispersions reported in the literature always with excellent results.

1,370 citations

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Souheng Wu1Institutions (1)
Abstract: We propose an equation, based on “reciprocal” mean and force additivity, for calculating the interfacial tension between polymers or between a polymer and an ordinary liquid: where γ12 is the interfacial tension; γi the surface tension; γ and γ the dispersion and polar components of γi, respectively. This equation is shown to predict accurately the interfacial tension between polymers or between a polymer and an ordinary liquid. Fowkes' equation or Fowkes' equation with a geometric-mean polar term 2(γiPγ2p)1/2 is not applicable to polarlpolar systems. The interfacial tension arises mainly from disparity in the polarities of the two phases. The above equation can also be used to calculate the surface tension and polarity of polymers or organic solids from contact angle data.

854 citations

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Turner Alfrey1, E. F. Gurnee1, W. G. Lloyd1Institutions (1)

624 citations

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