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Fractal dimension

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How rheological behaviors of concentrated starch affect graft copolymerization of acrylamide and resultant hydrogel

Bao, Xianyang; Yu, Long; Shen, Shirley; Simon, George P.; Liu, Hongsheng; Chen, Ling

Corn starches with different amylose/amylopectin ratios were used to explore the effect of rheological behaviors of concentrated system on the graft copolymerization of acrylamide and resultant hydrogels, which sheds a light on their reactive extrusion process. The viscoelastic moduli of starch melts increased with increasing amylose content (AC), leading to…
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacterizationCompositesCustomer publicationsFractal dimensionMaterialPhase analysisPolymer researchSAXSTechnique

High Performance Thermoplastic Elastomers with Biomass Lignin as Plastic Phase

Huang, Jinhao; Liu, Weifeng; Qiu, Xueqing

For the first time, the coordination-based energy sacrificial bonds have been constructed in the interface between lignin and polyolefin elastomer for preparing a new class of high performance thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) with biomass lignin as the hard plastic phase. The coordination bonds not only promoted the dispersion of lignin, but…
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Unique Isodimorphism of Poly(decamethylene succinate-ran-decamethylene fumarate): Large Pseudoeutectic Region and Fantastic Crystallization/Melting Behavior

Ye, Hai-Mu; Wang, Jing; Wang, Cai-Shui; Li, Hong-Fang

Poly(decamethylene succinate-ran-decamethylene fumarate)s (PDSFs) were synthesized, and their structure and crystallization behavior were systematically studied. All polyesters possess high crystallizability irrespective of composition and display the widest pseudoeutectic region that has been reported to date. Nevertheless, both melting point– and crystallization temperature–composition…