J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C8-83-C8-90
SAXS investigations of the influence of the length of methylene chain on supermolecular structure of poly(alkylene phosphates)R. KWIATKOWSKI and A. WLOCHOWICZ
Textile Institute, Technical University of Lodz, ul. Willowa 2, 43-309 Bielsko-Biala, Poland
The influence of the number of CH2 groups and the evennes of this number on the lamellar arrangement of macromolecules of poly(alkylene phosphates) PPhn were investigated by SAXS method. The results indicate that deviations from the ideal lamellar model for the polyphosphates with asymmetric mers (n-odd number) are generally larger and qualitatively different as compared with that for the polyphosphates with symmetric mers (n- even number). The heterogeneity of phases were measured by the ratio of the mean square electron density fluctuations calculated from the SAXS curves before and after background subtraction. It was found that the heterogeneity of the PPh8 polyphosphate is smallest. Besides, a linear relationship between the weight average long period Lw and the molecular mass of the PPhn polyphosphates was confirmed.
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