The transformations of the trans-planar mesophase of syndiotactic polypropylene (sPP) subjected to thermal, mechanical and solvent treatments, were investigated. The unoriented trans-planar mesophase, obtained by quenching the melt at 0°C, was annealed at 80°C and the thermal transformation was investigated by X-rays, infrared and dynamic-mechanical analysis. The presence of the helical form II was recognized in the annealed sample. The oriented trans-planar mesophase, obtained by drawing at room temperature and releasing the tension, was immersed in liquid dichloromethane for 24 hours. After drying the sample showed the presence of the oriented form II, although it was not possible to exclude a partial transition into form IV. On the basis of the present and literature results we suggested a scheme of the polymorphic transitions of sPP, in which the central role of the trans-planar mesophase is enlightened.

The role of the trans-planar mesophase in the polymorphic behavior of syndiotactic polypropylene

GUADAGNO, Liberata;NADDEO, Carlo;D'ANIELLO, Concetta;VITTORIA, Vittoria;
2004

Abstract

The transformations of the trans-planar mesophase of syndiotactic polypropylene (sPP) subjected to thermal, mechanical and solvent treatments, were investigated. The unoriented trans-planar mesophase, obtained by quenching the melt at 0°C, was annealed at 80°C and the thermal transformation was investigated by X-rays, infrared and dynamic-mechanical analysis. The presence of the helical form II was recognized in the annealed sample. The oriented trans-planar mesophase, obtained by drawing at room temperature and releasing the tension, was immersed in liquid dichloromethane for 24 hours. After drying the sample showed the presence of the oriented form II, although it was not possible to exclude a partial transition into form IV. On the basis of the present and literature results we suggested a scheme of the polymorphic transitions of sPP, in which the central role of the trans-planar mesophase is enlightened.
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