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Effect of Cyanuric Acid as an Efficient Nucleating Agent on the Crystallization of Novel Biodegradable Branched Poly(Ethylene Succinate)

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
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Academic Editor: Dimitrios Bikiaris
Received: 1 March 2021 / Revised: 17 March 2021 / Accepted: 23 March 2021 / Published: 7 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Advances in Biodegradable Polymers)
Novel biodegradable branched poly(ethylene succinate) (b-PES) composites, i.e., nucleated b-PES samples, were prepared by incorporating low loadings of cyanuric acid (CA) through a solution and casting method to enhance the crystallization rate. As an efficient nucleating agent, CA could remarkably increase the nonisothermal melt crystallization peak temperature, shorten the crystallization half-time, accelerate the overall isothermal melt crystallization, and enhance the nucleation density of b-PES spherulites in the composites. Despite the addition of CA, the crystallization mechanism and crystal structure of b-PES remained unchanged. A possible epitaxial crystallization mechanism may account for the nucleation of b-PES crystals induced by CA. View Full-Text
Keywords: Poly(ethylene succinate); cyanuric acid; crystallization; morphology Poly(ethylene succinate); cyanuric acid; crystallization; morphology
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Zhang, K.; Qiu, Z. Effect of Cyanuric Acid as an Efficient Nucleating Agent on the Crystallization of Novel Biodegradable Branched Poly(Ethylene Succinate). Macromol 2021, 1, 112-120. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/macromol1020009

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Zhang K, Qiu Z. Effect of Cyanuric Acid as an Efficient Nucleating Agent on the Crystallization of Novel Biodegradable Branched Poly(Ethylene Succinate). Macromol. 2021; 1(2):112-120. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/macromol1020009

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Zhang, Kangjing, and Zhaobin Qiu. 2021. "Effect of Cyanuric Acid as an Efficient Nucleating Agent on the Crystallization of Novel Biodegradable Branched Poly(Ethylene Succinate)" Macromol 1, no. 2: 112-120. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/macromol1020009

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