[en] Mechanical and thermal properties of SBS thermoplastic elastomers, in which S stands for polystyrene and B for polybutadiene, can be remarkably improved through end-capping by syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) sequences. Furthermore, the upper service temperature of these sPMMA teleblock copolymers can also be enhanced by blending with isotactic PMMA so that the rubbery PBD soft segments are connected to high-melting stereocomplexed hard segments. The factors which affect the mechanical and thermal properties of these novel thermoplastic elastomers have been extensively investigated.
Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM)
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