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Combinatorial Approach for Studying the Effects of 4-Biphenyl Carboxylic Acid on Polypropylene Films

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Author(s)

Marlon L. Walker, A P. Smith, Alamgir Karim

Abstract

The crystallization behavior of thin polypropylene films with and without 4-biphenyl carboxylic acid as a nucleating agent was investigated using high-throughput methodology in conjunction with optical microscopy. The properties of this nucleating agent result in crystallite formation at 10 C to 15 C higher than neat crystallization temperatures and crystallite sizes up to a factor of 10 smaller than neat polypropylene upon annealing. 4-biphenyl carboxylic acid has a profound effect on the initial morphology of the solution-cast films and subsequent morphology of annealed films.
Citation
Langmuir

Keywords

4-biphenyl carboxylic acid, combinatorial, crystallization, high-throughput methods, nucleating agent, polypropylene

Citation

Walker, M. , Smith, A. and Karim, A. (2003), Combinatorial Approach for Studying the Effects of 4-Biphenyl Carboxylic Acid on Polypropylene Films, Langmuir (Accessed September 30, 2023)
Created August 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017