The miscibility of blends containing poly(vinyl methyl ether) (PVME) and one of three different styrene/(styrene derivative) copolymers was investigated by light scattering and Fourier-transform infra-red (FTi.r.) spectroscopy. For this purpose copolymers of styrene with o-methyl-, p-methyl- or m-methylstyrene were synthesized by radical polymerization. The copolymer compositions were fixed at 10% and 20% (by weight) in the monomer feed ratio. The light scattering studies revealed that all the blends showed lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behaviour. In the F Ti.r. results, the relative intensity of the 1080 cm- 1 peak was greater than that of the 1108 cm- 1 peak, due to the COCH 3 bond of PVME, in all the blends studied in this work. It is concluded that all the blends are miscible at room temperature over the entire concentration range studied, and the miscibility of the styrene/(styrene derivative) copolymers with PVME decreases in the order poly(styrene-co-o-methylstyrene) > poly(styrene-co-p-methylstyrene) > poly(styreneco- m-methyistyrene ).
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Light scattering and Fourier-transform infra-red studies on the miscibility of blends of poly(vinyl methyl ether) and styrene-containing copolymer / Chang-Sik Ha* and Won-Jei Cho and Jin-Ho Ryou // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 505-511.