Structure of Semirigid Polyamides with Bulky Groups in Backbone
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The structure of a range of systematically synthesized polyamides, as well as some corresponding component molecular fragments, were studied using wide angle X-ray scattering and computer modeling methods. The molecules all contained tetra-substituted biphenyls within the amide components, while the aliphatic acid components contained different lengths of the alkyl sequence. A model representing the molecular packing in fiber samples is proposed. It indicates that the polymer backbones are organized in a distorted hexagonal lattice while the intervening pendant side groups still remain randomly packed. (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Griffin, A. C.,
Windle, A. H.
(1999). Structure of Semirigid Polyamides with Bulky Groups in Backbone. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 72(3), 309-319.
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