Synthesis and characterization of novel ethylene glycol polyesters containing terephthalic and 5-adamantylisophthalic acids
Polymers and High Performance Materials
This paper discusses the synthesis and characterization of new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) copolymers produced with 5-adamantylisophthalic acid monomer. Both monomer and polymer synthesis are given in detail. Differential scanning calorimetry analysis of copolymers showed decreased melt transition temperatures with increased monomer incorporation (0-5 mol%), while copolymer glass transition temperature increased slightly. Oxygen permeability was shown to increase with increased 5-adamantylisophthalic acid incorporation in the copolymers relative to virgin PET.
DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS
Mathias, L. J.,
(2003). Synthesis and characterization of novel ethylene glycol polyesters containing terephthalic and 5-adamantylisophthalic acids. DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, 6(2), 123-133.
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