Orientational ordering and blending of liquid crystal polymers

S. I. Stupp*, J. Wu

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This study focuses on recent experiments in which poly(phenylene sulfide) (PPS) is the non-mesogenic component of a guest-host blend. The LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) of the experimental system is a random terpolymer containing oxybenzoate, pimeloate, and dioxyphenyl structural units. The technique used for the study is broad-line proton NMR. Several significant observations have been made through NMR analysis of the blends. In blends containing low weight percents of PPS we find that the guest flexible polymer acquires orientation parallel to the director of the LCP. The data also indicate that the presence of the flexible polymer facilitates the macroscopic orientation of the LCP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-716
Number of pages3
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - 1988
EventThird Chemical Congress of North America - Toronto, Ont, Can
Duration: Jun 6 1988Jun 10 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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