The phase behaviour of syndiotactic polystyrene-decalin is studied by differential scanning calorimetry, wide-angle X-ray scattering and thermogravimetric analysis. Both the trans and cis isomers of the solvent have been used. The polymer chain can adopt a helix or a zigzag conformation. The formation of these conformations and their relative contribution to the crystalline structure depend on the initial concentration, the scanning rate and the thermal history of the samples. High cooling rates and low polymer concentrations tend to favour the formation of the helix structure. The conformational transition from the helix to the zigzag conformation can take place on heating. This depends on the experimental conditions
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Phase behaviour of syndiotactic po lystyren e-d eca I i n / F. Deberdt and H. Berghmans // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 2192-2201.