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
Somlai, L. S.,
Lewis, C. M.,
Mathias, L. J.,
Schiraldi, D. A.
(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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