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Title: Miscibility of C60-end-capped poly(ethylene oxide) with poly(p-vinylphenol)
Authors: Huang, X.-D.
Goh, S.H. 
Lee, S.Y. 
Issue Date: 29-Dec-2000
Source: Huang, X.-D.,Goh, S.H.,Lee, S.Y. (2000-12-29). Miscibility of C60-end-capped poly(ethylene oxide) with poly(p-vinylphenol). Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 201 (18) : 2660-2665. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A fullerene (C60)-end-capped poly(ethylene oxide) (FPEO) has been prepared by the cycloaddition reaction of monoazido-terminated poly(ethylene oxide) with C60. The majority of the FPEO sample is the mono-adduct as shown by thermogravimetry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Most electronic characteristics of C60 are retained in the polymer as shown by its UV-visible absorption spectrum. The incorporation of C60 reduces the extent of crystallinity of PEO by 17%. The miscibility behavior of FPEO with poly(p-vinylphenol) (PVPh) was studied. Similar to PEO, FPEO is miscible with PVPh over the entire composition range. The hydrogen-bonding interaction between FPEO and PVPh is as strong as that between PEO and PVPh as shown by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. © Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2000.
Source Title: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
ISSN: 10221352
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