Peanut-Like Crystals in Polycarbonate/Plasticizer Blends
Yanyan Liang, Xingping Zhou, Jun Wu, Yonggui Liao, Jintao Zhu, Xiaolin Xie and Huamin Zhou
Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201600471
Peanut-like bisphenol-A polycarbonate (BAPC) crystals in BAPC/plasticizer blends are formed during solution casting with dichlomethane as solvent. The formation of peanut-like crystals is mainly ascribed to the local orientations of BAPC chains, which are induced by the concentration fluctuation during solvent evaporation and further fixed by the quick drying process.