Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
The physical, thermomechanical, and rheological properties of bisphenol A-tetrabromobisphenol A copolycarbonates (BA-TBBA coPCs) were studied as a function of copolymer composition. TBBA carbonate segments in the copolymer induce proportionally increased glass transition temperatures, heat distortion temperatures, ignition resistance, tensile and flexural moduli, and density. Properties that do not change proportionately with copolymer composition are coefficient of linear thermal expansion, ambient notched Izod and dart puncture impact strengths, and refractive index. Many properties of BA-TBBA coPCs, including glass transition temperature, heat distortion temperature under load, and modulus, approach those of amorphous high-performance thermoplastics such as polyetherimide and polyethersulfone. However, these copolymers have the possible advantage of melt blending with bisphenol A polycarbonate to form homogeneous alloys with variable and controllable properties. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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