Helical phase from blending of chiral block copolymer and homopolymer

Hsiao Fang Wang, Hsin Wei Wang, Rong Ming Ho

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The phase behavior of the binary blends of polystyrene-b-poly(I-lactide) chiral block copolymer (BCP*) and polystyrene homopolymer (HS) is found to be strongly dependent on the molecular weight (M n) of the HS. A helical phase is formed in the blends with low-M n HS due to an enhancement of helical steric hindrance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3665-3667
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 14
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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