Molecular composites of ionic Kevlar/poly(4-vinylpyridine) via ion-dipole interactions

M. Hara, G. J. Parker

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Abstract

A molecular composite made of ionic Kevlar and poly(4-vinyl pyridine) (PVP) was prepared and studied. TEM observations, as well as a qualitative study of transparency and mechanical strength, indicate that the prepared material is a homogeneous molecular composite. Upon heating, there seems to be no indication of phase separation. It is suggested that the driving force for good miscibility is ion-dipole interactions between ionic groups in ionic Kevlar and ionic dipoles in PVP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4650-4652
Number of pages3
JournalPolymer
Volume33
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • PVP
  • ionic Kevlar
  • molecular composites

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