Thermoreversible polyesters consisting of multiple hydrogen bonding (MHB)

Koji Yamauchi, Akinori Kanomata, Toshihide Inoue, Timothy E. Long

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Multiple hydrogen bonding (MHB)-terminated thermoreversible polyesters such as poly(butylene terephthalate) (PBT) and poly(butylene isophthalate) (PIT) were synthesized in order to understand the behavior of MHB containing macromolecules. It was found that the melt viscosity of MHB PIT was higher than that of PITOH. It was also observed that MHB aggregates dissociated completely at 80°C. The results show that MHB-terminated telehelic PBT exhibits good mechanical properties in the solid state and good flow characteristics at the typical melt processing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3519-3522
Number of pages4
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry

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