Low-temp. (220-290 K) ethylene-propylene copolymer crystn. was followed by DSC and solid-state NMR spectroscopy that can detect the formation of even small and short-living cryst. aggregates (min. lifetime of 3 ms). NMR at 282 K reveals a sharp and reversible melting-crystn. transition in the copolymer with 74% ethylene units. The trans conformation fraction identifying the aggregates is detected at all temps. independent of the thermal history, as at each temp. a quick gauche/trans equilibration is realized with no evidence of hysteresis. Transition occurs in both ethylene homosequences and heterosequences, indicating the inclusion of propylene units in the aggregates. The heterosequences do not aggregate in a sep. phase, proved by the fast equilibration of the hydrogen magnetization to the same relaxation times as for the homosequences (T1r(1H) value of »4 ms). Both chain mobility and fast carbon spin-lattice relaxation times (T1(13C) » 1 s) are promoted by the random distribution along the chain of the propylene units that push the vicinal chains apart. The copolymer chain segment behavior in the aggregates is dynamic, similar to that of polyethylene, as arranged in the hexagonal packing obtained at high temp. and pressure and to that of polyethylene mesophases confined to cryst. nanochannels.

Bracco, S., Comotti, A., Simonutti, R., Camurati, I., & Sozzani, P. (2002). Low-Temperature Crystallization of Ethylene-ran-propylene Copolymers: Conformational Rearrangement of Sequences during the Formation of the Aggregates. MACROMOLECULES, 35(5), 1677-1684 [10.1021/ma011475t].

Low-Temperature Crystallization of Ethylene-ran-propylene Copolymers: Conformational Rearrangement of Sequences during the Formation of the Aggregates.

BRACCO, SILVIA;COMOTTI, ANGIOLINA;SIMONUTTI, ROBERTO;SOZZANI, PIERO ERNESTO
2002-01-22

Abstract

Low-temp. (220-290 K) ethylene-propylene copolymer crystn. was followed by DSC and solid-state NMR spectroscopy that can detect the formation of even small and short-living cryst. aggregates (min. lifetime of 3 ms). NMR at 282 K reveals a sharp and reversible melting-crystn. transition in the copolymer with 74% ethylene units. The trans conformation fraction identifying the aggregates is detected at all temps. independent of the thermal history, as at each temp. a quick gauche/trans equilibration is realized with no evidence of hysteresis. Transition occurs in both ethylene homosequences and heterosequences, indicating the inclusion of propylene units in the aggregates. The heterosequences do not aggregate in a sep. phase, proved by the fast equilibration of the hydrogen magnetization to the same relaxation times as for the homosequences (T1r(1H) value of »4 ms). Both chain mobility and fast carbon spin-lattice relaxation times (T1(13C) » 1 s) are promoted by the random distribution along the chain of the propylene units that push the vicinal chains apart. The copolymer chain segment behavior in the aggregates is dynamic, similar to that of polyethylene, as arranged in the hexagonal packing obtained at high temp. and pressure and to that of polyethylene mesophases confined to cryst. nanochannels.
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Polymer chains conformation, ethylene-propylene copolymer, crystalline aggregates, low temperature crystallization,
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1684
Bracco, S., Comotti, A., Simonutti, R., Camurati, I., & Sozzani, P. (2002). Low-Temperature Crystallization of Ethylene-ran-propylene Copolymers: Conformational Rearrangement of Sequences during the Formation of the Aggregates. MACROMOLECULES, 35(5), 1677-1684 [10.1021/ma011475t].
Bracco, S; Comotti, A; Simonutti, R; Camurati, I; Sozzani, P
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