Curie temperature transition according to microstructure of polymer chain in poly(VDF/TrFE/CTFE) terpolymer

Eunkyoung Kim, Sang Goo Lee, Jong Wook Ha, In Jun Park, Soo Bok Lee, Cheolmin Park, Young Ho Kim

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In this study, terpolymer of vinylidene fluoride (VDF), trifluoroethylene (TrFE), and chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) were prepared by suspension polymerization using di-tertiary-butyl peroxide (DTBP) as an initiator. The structural characteristics including microstructure and chain conformation of the polymers have been carefully elucidated as a function of the chemical composition using NMR, FT-IR. The intensity of absorption bands of the β-phase gradually decreases and the γ -phase increases with the increment of CTFE mol%. The analysis results of DSC shows that the Curie phase transition temperature (Tc) of the terpolymer gradually shifts to ambient temperature and trace becomes smaller and broader with the increment of CTFE mol%. Also, activation energies of the samples were calculated by Freeman-Carroll method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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