Differential scanning calorimetry has been used to investigate the crystallization and melting behaviour after different thermal treatments, both in the nematic and in the isotropic state, of a poly(ether ester) of low isotropization temperature obtained by reacting 4,4'-dichloroformyl-~t,~o-diphenoxydodecane and 2-methyl-hydroquinone. Isothermal crystallizations have been studied in terms of variation of the successive melting profiles as a function of various parameters; the appearance of multiple endotherms has been attributed to crystal reorganization processes. In non-isothermal experiments from the nematic or isotropic state, crystallization generally occurs partially on cooling and partially on heating, the overall enthalpy being almost constant; the effect of various parameters has been investigated and interpreted in terms of a slow rate of ordering and disordering of the nematic phase, which leads to non-equilibrium effects. The influence of the molecular weight and of the chain rigidity is briefly discussed
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Crystallization and melting behaviour of segmented thermotropic polymers: 2. A poly(ether ester) of low isotropization temperature / E. Marsano*, U. Salati and B. Valenti // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 1232-1236.