Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics

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Online ISSN: 1099-0488

Associated Title(s): Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

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J. Polym. Sci. B Polym. Phys. publishes papers on the physics of polymers, including applications, theory and modeling, and experiments. 2015 ISI Impact Factor: 3.318.

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  1. Highly selective multilayer polymer thin films for CO2/N2 separation

    Yixuan Song, Elva L. Lugo, Stuart Powell, Ping Tzeng, Benjamin A. Wilhite and Jaime C. Grunlan

    Version of Record online: 14 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24421

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    A highly selective multilayer nanocoating for CO2/N2 separation is demonstrated. This polymer membrane is assembled with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA) polyelectrolytes using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly from aqueous solutions. An 8 bilayer of this hydrogen-bonded multilayer film, assembled at pH 2 and with a thickness of 217 nm, exhibited a CO2/N2 selectivity of 142. This is the highest selectivity reported to-date for this gas pair separation using a homogeneous polymer film.

  2. Structure and deformation recovery of the thermoplastic polyurethane spherulite

    Yu Yanagihara, Akiko Suenaga, Hikari Kondo and Hiromu Saito

    Version of Record online: 14 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24412

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    The thermoplastic polyurethane spherulites obtained by melt-crystallization exhibited characteristic deformation–recoverability as elastomeric texture. The optical microscopic observation and the Hv light scattering revealed that the deformed spherulite structure by stretching was recovered to its original structure by retraction.

  3. Solution properties, unperturbed dimensions, and chain flexibility of poly(1-adamantyl acrylate)

    Wei Lu, Panchao Yin, Masashi Osa, Weiyu Wang, Nam-Goo Kang, Kunlun Hong and Jimmy W. Mays

    Version of Record online: 11 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24408

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    The conformational characteristics and unperturbed dimensions of poly(1-adamantyl acrylate), obtained from viscometry and scattering techniques, indicates its chain stiffer as compared to common polyacrylates.

  4. Revisiting thermoplastic polyurethane, from composition to morphology and properties

    Vahab Solouki Bonab and Ica Manas-Zloczower

    Version of Record online: 11 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24413

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    Morphology as well as mechanical and thermal properties of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) are affected by the hard segment content. Hard segments are considered as reinforcement that can form a percolated network above a critical concentration with significant changes in the TPU mechanical and thermal properties. TPU loses its elastomeric properties above this percolation threshold. Knowing the chemical structure of building blocks of TPU, the percolation threshold of the hard segments can be predicted.

  5. Optical and shape memory properties of semicrystalline poly(cyclooctene) upon cold-drawing

    Seok Bin Hong, Seok Jin Hong, Tae-Hyung Kang, Ji Ho Youk and Woong-Ryeol Yu

    Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.24415

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    The optical transparency of poly(cyclooctene) (PCO) is enhanced by cold drawing. Chain entanglements concentrated in trans-double bond region and lowered molecular density differences between the PCO crystalline and amorphous phases are the main mechanism. Trans-double bonds in PCO act as a hindrance to the disentanglement of polyalkenamer chains, resulting in the deformation without craze.