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Title: Plasticization of amorphous polystyrene by volatile organic compounds
Authors: Kadam A.
Karbowiak T.
Voilley A.
Gay J-P.
Debeaufort D.
Jochen Gutmann
Daewon Sohn
Published in: Polymer Bulletin
Abstract: The plasticizing effect of 4 model volatile compounds (n-hexane, toluene, p-xylene, and ethylbenzene), able to be sorbed on polystyrene (PS) was studied. A large weight fraction range was investigated (up to 0.35) using differential scanning calorimetry. Mathematical modeling, using Fox, Kelly-Bueche, Chow and Gordon-Taylor models, was performed to model the behavior of the glass transition temperature of PS after VOC sorption. A strong plasticization of PS was evidenced by a significant reduction in the glass transition temperature of the binary mixtures (T gm). Among the four studied molecules, the linear one, n-hexane, displayed a better plasticizing efficiency than the aromatic ones, which lay in the same range. Indeed, a 15 % (w w−1) n-hexane content in PS decreased the T gm by 84 K. The Gordon-Taylor model was the best model to fit the experimental data for all the volatile organic compounds tested.
Citation: Polymer Bulletin (2016), 73(): 1841-1853
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00289-015-1580-4
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/13314
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Amorphous polystyrene Volatile organic compounds Plasticization Glass transition Mathematical modeling
ISSN: 1841–1853
Author Affiliations: Kadam, A., Karbowiak, T., Voilley, A., Debeaufort, D., UMR A 02.102 PAM, Equipe PAPC, Université de Bourgogne‐AgroSupDijon, 1 Esplanade Erasme, 21000 Dijon, France
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Gay, J-P., IUT‐Dijon, Département Génie Biologique, BP 17867, 21078 Dijon, FranceDebeaufort, D., IUT‐Dijon, Département Génie Biologique, BP 17867, 21078 Dijon, France
Corresponding Author: Debeaufort, D., UMR A 02.102 PAM, Equipe PAPC, Université de Bourgogne‐AgroSupDijon, 1 Esplanade Erasme, 21000 Dijon, France; IUT‐Dijon, Département Génie Biologique, BP 17867, 21078 Dijon, France
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