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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 9, pp 2467–2473 | Cite as

Crystal structure of poly[bis(3,4-dimethylphenoxy)phosphazene]

  • T. Miyata
  • K. Yonetake
  • T. Masuko
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Abstract

The crystal structure and chain conformation of poly[bis(3,4-dimethylphenoxy)phosphazene] — PB (dMe) PP — have been studied by X-ray diffraction techniques. The unit cell of this polymer shows an orthorhombic form with the crystallographic parameters a=2.05, b=1.49, c (chain axis)=0.998 nm. Its space group is determined as Pbcn-D 2h 14 where the molecular chains are located at the centre and each corner of the unit cell, which contains eight monomeric units; these molecular chains possibly have a — (trans3cis)2-conformation. The R factor calculated from the final crystal structure was estimated as 16.9%. As with other types of polyorganophosphazenes, the thermotropic transformation in PB (dMe) PP takes place from the three-dimensionally ordered state to its two-dimensional psuedohexagonal form (ah = 1.49 nm), accompanied by a latent heat change at 96 °C.

Keywords

Polymer Crystal Structure Latent Heat Material Processing Monomeric Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Miyata
    • 1
  • K. Yonetake
    • 1
  • T. Masuko
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan

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