Influence of casting solvents on microphase-separated structures of poly(2-vinylpyridine)-block-polyisoprene

Y. Funaki, K. Kumano, T. Nakao, H. Jinnai, H. Yoshida, K. Kimishima, K. Tsutsumi, Y. Hirokawa, T. Hashimoto

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Influences of casting solvent on the microphase-separated structures of poly(2-vinylpyridine)-block-polyisoprene films were studied by transmission electron microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering. The variations of the structures obtained were consequences of vitrification of microdomain structures developed during the solvent casting processes. The various microphase-separated structures were properly understood by considering the Hansen's solubility parameters of the solvent and the copolymer, which quantify the polymer-solvent interactions in the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7147-7156
Number of pages10
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Casting solvent
  • Microphase- separated structures
  • Poly(2-vinylpyridine)-block-polyisoprene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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