The process of stereocomplexation in the bulk between isotactic poly(methy1 methacrylate) and a polybutadiene-syndiotactic poly(methy1 methacrylate) diblock copolymer was studied by differential scanning calorimetry as a function of composition of the blends, annealing time and temperature. The amount of complex formed is dependent on these three parameters, while the temperature of decomposition of the complex is only dependent on the temperature of annealing. One endotherm of decomposition was observed, in contrast to poly(methy1 methacrylate) homopolymer blends, for which two endotherms referred to as T,,,, and Tm3 were generally reported. On the basis of a model proposed by Challa et al., the endotherm can be identified with T,,,,. The absence of the second endotherm can be explained by the presence of the foreign elastomer sequence preventing the formation of the lamellar crystals attributed to Tm3 in the model. For annealing temperatures larger than 14OC, no complex is formed.
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Stereocomplex formation in polybutadiene-syndiotactic poly( methyl methacrylate) block copolymers blended with isotactic poly( methyl methacrylate) / G. Helary and G. Belorgey // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 1953-1958.