The crystallization behavior of propene–ethylene (iPPC2), propene–butene (iPPC4), propene–pentene (iPPC5), and propene–hexene (iPPC6) isotactic copolymers, prepared with single center metallocene catalysis, is described. Thanks to the perfectly random distribution of comonomers along the macromolecules, these copolymers can be considered as model for the crystallization behavior of isotactic polypropylene (iPP) that is mainly defined by the average length of the regular propene sequences. A model of the crystallization behavior of iPP is described based on the definition of a double effect of defects (stereodefects and comonomers), the interruption effect of defects excluded from the crystals that shortens the length of the crystallizable propene sequences inducing crystallization of the γ form, and the effect of inclusion of defects in the crystals of α form, γ form or δ form that induces the crystallization of the form whose lattice is less disturbed by the defect.

Model of Crystallization Behavior of Isotactic Polypropylene: The Role of Defects / Scoti, M.; De Stefano, F.; Di Girolamo, R.; Malafronte, A.; Talarico, G.; De Rosa, C.. - In: MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. - ISSN 1022-1352. - 224:(2023), p. 2200262. [10.1002/macp.202200262]

Model of Crystallization Behavior of Isotactic Polypropylene: The Role of Defects

Scoti M.
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De Stefano F.;Di Girolamo R.;Malafronte A.;Talarico G.;De Rosa C.
2023

Abstract

The crystallization behavior of propene–ethylene (iPPC2), propene–butene (iPPC4), propene–pentene (iPPC5), and propene–hexene (iPPC6) isotactic copolymers, prepared with single center metallocene catalysis, is described. Thanks to the perfectly random distribution of comonomers along the macromolecules, these copolymers can be considered as model for the crystallization behavior of isotactic polypropylene (iPP) that is mainly defined by the average length of the regular propene sequences. A model of the crystallization behavior of iPP is described based on the definition of a double effect of defects (stereodefects and comonomers), the interruption effect of defects excluded from the crystals that shortens the length of the crystallizable propene sequences inducing crystallization of the γ form, and the effect of inclusion of defects in the crystals of α form, γ form or δ form that induces the crystallization of the form whose lattice is less disturbed by the defect.
2023
Model of Crystallization Behavior of Isotactic Polypropylene: The Role of Defects / Scoti, M.; De Stefano, F.; Di Girolamo, R.; Malafronte, A.; Talarico, G.; De Rosa, C.. - In: MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. - ISSN 1022-1352. - 224:(2023), p. 2200262. [10.1002/macp.202200262]
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