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Title of Journal: Polym. Bull.

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Abbravation: Polymer Bulletin

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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10.1007/bf01634751

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1436-2449

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Plasticization of amorphous polystyrene by volatile organic compounds

Authors: Ashish A. Kadam, Thomas Karbowiak, Andree Voilley, Jean-Pierre Gay, Frederic Debeaufort,

Publish Date: 2015/12/09
Volume: 73, Issue:7, Pages: 1841-1853
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The plasticizing effect of 4 model volatile compounds (n-hexane, toluene, p-xylene, and ethylbenzene), able to be sorbed on polystyrene (PS) was studied. A large weight fraction range was investigated (up to 0.35) using differential scanning calorimetry. Mathematical modeling, using Fox, Kelly-Bueche, Chow and Gordon-Taylor models, was performed to model the behavior of the glass transition temperature of PS after VOC sorption. A strong plasticization of PS was evidenced by a significant reduction in the glass transition temperature of the binary mixtures (T gm). Among the four studied molecules, the linear one, n-hexane, displayed a better plasticizing efficiency than the aromatic ones, which lay in the same range. Indeed, a 15 % (w w−1) n-hexane content in PS decreased the T gm by 84 K. The Gordon-Taylor model was the best model to fit the experimental data for all the volatile organic compounds tested.


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