Title

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Ethylene Glycol Polyesters Containing Terephthalic and 5-Adamantylisophthalic Acids

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Designed Monomers and Polymers

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

123

Last Page

133