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Keywords:

  • hyperbranched;
  • poly(phenylene sulfide);
  • reactive blend

Abstract

Summary: Polymer blends consisting of linear poly(phenylene sulfide) (PPS) and hyperbranched PPS (HPPS) were obtained in melt. The solid-state properties of PPS and their blends were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), extraction measurement, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dynamical mechanical analysis (DMA). Blends prepared by melt mixing turned out to be reactive as shown by the TGA and extraction measurement. SEM indicated that no phase separation occurs in PPS/HPPS blends. The degree of crystallization of the blends decreased with increasing HPPS content. Both the storage modulus and loss modulus increased as HPPS content increasing.