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 formation of a polymer/polymer composite by solid-state polymerization of trioxane (TOX) crystals grown within binary trioxane/polycaprolactone or trioxane/poly(oxythylene) mixtures is reported. At present, such composites have been formed with trioxane-rich (hypoeutectic) mixtures. It is observed that in this composition range, much higher yields are obtained through thermal orientation of the TOX crystals which result in very highly ordered systems as revealed by optical and electron microscopy. These POM-rich composites were not, however, amenable to mechanical testing.
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