The influence of copolymer composition and crystallization temperature on the kinetics of crystallization and the morphology of poly(ethylene oxide)/poly(ethylenel_y-co-vinyl acetatey) 80/20 wt/wt blends was analysed. It was found that the morphology and the crystallization rate are strongly dependent on the copolymer composition, y (mole fraction). In particular, for blends containing the copolymer with low content of vinyl acetate (VAc) (y ~< 0.43), the non-crystallizable material segregates into spherical domains in intraspherulitic regions. The spherulite growth rate G is slightly depressed and the overall crystallization rate is independent of the copolymer composition in the blends. For blends with high VAc content (y/> 0.56), there is no evidence that the copolymer forms segregated domains. For these blends, G and the overall crystallization rate are markedly depressed with respect to that of the pure poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO). The results obtained were accounted for by assuming that the copolymers with y i> 0.56 were miscible with the PEO, whereas those with y~<0.43 formed a two-phase separated system with the PEO.
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Influence of copolymer composition on phase structure and crystallization of poly(ethylene oxide) /poly(et hyl en e- co-vi nyl acetate) blends / S. Cimmino, E. Martuscelli and C. Silvestre // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 1207-1211.