The glass transition behaviour, microphase separation morphology and crystallization of poly(vinyl alcohol)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate) graft copolymers (PVA-g-PMMA) were studied. A lamellar microphase separation morphology was formed, even for a copolymer containing only 28 wt% PVA. An unusual glass transition behaviour of the copolymer was found: the glass transition temperature (Tg) of PMMA microphase did not move towards the lower T~ of PVA, but increased markedly to as much as 20 K higher than the Tg of the PMMA homopolymer. The crystallization of the PVA microphase of the copolymer was also investigated.
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Glass transition and crystallization of poly(vinyl alcohol)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate) graft copolymers / Yingming Yao, Lizhi Liu*, Hong Li, Tianru Fang and Enle Zhou // Polymer. – 1994. – Vol 35. – P. 3122-3126.