A syndiotactic poly(propylene) film (sPP), quenched from the melt at 0°C, was drawn at room temperature up to a draw ratio of λ = 6. The fibre was analysed under tension by X-ray analysis and FTIR spectroscopy, showing the presence of the oriented crystalline form III described by Chatani, with the chains in trans-planar conformation. Then it was unhooked, undergoing a large shrinkage, and reaching a length corresponding to a draw ratio of λ = 3.8. X-ray and FTIR analysis showed that in the relaxed fibre, a conformational transition from the trans-planar to the helical form occurred. The relaxed fibre was again submitted to increasing extensions up to λ = 6, step by step, and the elastic behaviour was analysed through the Mullins' curve and hysteresis cycles. It showed good elastic properties, which appear to be closely correlated to the conformational transition between helical and trans-planar forms.

Elastic behaviour of oriented syndiotactic poly(propylene)

D'ANIELLO, Concetta;GUADAGNO, Liberata;NADDEO, Carlo;VITTORIA, Vittoria
2001

Abstract

A syndiotactic poly(propylene) film (sPP), quenched from the melt at 0°C, was drawn at room temperature up to a draw ratio of λ = 6. The fibre was analysed under tension by X-ray analysis and FTIR spectroscopy, showing the presence of the oriented crystalline form III described by Chatani, with the chains in trans-planar conformation. Then it was unhooked, undergoing a large shrinkage, and reaching a length corresponding to a draw ratio of λ = 3.8. X-ray and FTIR analysis showed that in the relaxed fibre, a conformational transition from the trans-planar to the helical form occurred. The relaxed fibre was again submitted to increasing extensions up to λ = 6, step by step, and the elastic behaviour was analysed through the Mullins' curve and hysteresis cycles. It showed good elastic properties, which appear to be closely correlated to the conformational transition between helical and trans-planar forms.
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