Structure, growth and morphology polyphenylene sulphide

Radhakrishnan, S. ; Rajan, C. R. ; Nadkarni, V. M. (1986) Structure, growth and morphology polyphenylene sulphide Journal of Materials Science, 21 (2). pp. 597-603. ISSN 0022-2461

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The crystaIIinity, particle size and morphology of polyphenylene sulphide synthesized under various conditions have been investigated by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. It was found that crystaIIinity decreased from 71 to 66% with increase of reaction time. The growth of particle size as well as total polymer mass followed a time dependence of the form X = X 0 (1 -e -αt). The particle size distribution curve was noted to be sharp centring at 3 μn for short reaction time, high speed of stirring and also for low concentration of reactants. The particle morphology showed very strong dependence on various reaction parameters. Intricate sheaf-like morphology was noted for the particles at long reaction times or low stirring speeds while oblong platelet type two-dimensional morphology was noted when a low concentration of reactants was used.

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