Five isotactic polypropylenes, produced by different polymerization processes and with different heterogeneous catalyst systems, were fractionated according to stereoregularity. One of the samples was also fractionated according to molecular weight, to obtain a set of narrow fractions of different molecular weights. Crystallization and melting behaviours of the whole samples and the fractions were studied as a function of tacticity and molecular weight. Crystallization and melting experiments were performed using d.s.c. For tacticity determinations FTi.r. spectroscopy was applied. The thermal properties studied in this work were mostly dependent on tacticity and a linear correlation between crystallinity and i.r. isotacticity was found. In the main part of the molecular weight range studied (~, ~ 22 000-947 000) molecular weight had no or only a small influence on crystallization behaviour. In addition to detecting correlations between thermal properties and molecular structure, small differences between the samples produced with different processes and catalyst systems were also observed.
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Thermal behaviour of polypropylene fractions: 1. Influence of tacticity and molecular weight on crystallization and melting behaviour / Ritva Paukkeri* and Arja Lehtinen // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 4075-4082.