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Birefringence control for binary blends of cellulose acetate propionate and poly(vinyl acetate)

By Masayuki Yamaguchi and Kenji Masuzawa


Structure and optical properties for binary blends composed of biomass-based cellulose acetate propionate (CAP) and poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) have been studied. It is found that the blends exhibit high level of transparency, although the dynamic mechanical analysis in the solid state suggests that phase separation occurs in the blend. Furthermore, the birefringence resulting from molecular orientation decreases with increasing the content of PVAc. In particular, the blend with approximately 50 wt% of PVAc exhibits no birefringence even after stretching

Topics: biomass-based polymer, rheological properties, optical properties
Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.06.007
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