Effect of Stoichiometric Imbalances on the Melt Condensation Polymerization of Poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide) Studied by Intrinsic Viscosity and (13)C-NMR
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide) (PA-12,T) was synthesized by melt condensation polymerization of 12,T salt with 0, 1, 3, 5, or 10% molar excess of 1,12-diaminododecane (DA), terephthalic acid (TA), or benzoic acid (BA). Intrinsic viscosities (IV) (0.5 g/dL in 96% H(2)SO(4) at 25 degrees C) were measured to determine relative molecular weight differences. IV was highest for reactions containing 1 and 3 mol % excess DA (1.36 and 1.31 dL/g, respectively), followed by the product of pure 1 : 1 salt (1.25 dL/g). For all concentrations of excess TA and BA, IV was decreased. (13)C-NMR chemical shifts for DA, TA, and BA end groups were identified and their concentrations determined by comparison with the intensity of main chain polymer peaks. A log-log plot of IV versus number average molecular weight calculated from 13C-NMR data shows a linear trend with Mark-Houwink constants of K = 55.8 x 10(-5) dL/g and alpha = 0.81. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 116: 3388-3395, 2010
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Jarrett, W. L.,
Mathias, L. J.,
(2010). Effect of Stoichiometric Imbalances on the Melt Condensation Polymerization of Poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide) Studied by Intrinsic Viscosity and (13)C-NMR. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 116(6), 3388-3395.
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