Stereocomplex formation of polylactide using microwave irradiation

Purba Purnama, Soo Hyun Kim

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Microwave irradiation has been shown as a simple and effective method for stereocomplexation of polylactide with various molecular weights. The thermal and non-thermal effects of microwave irradiation effectively support the stereocomplexation in a relatively short time. Surprisingly, the linear stereocomplex polylactide generated using microwave irradiation has particular thermal stability compared to that prepared using other methods. The microwave irradiation is also suitable for various types of polylactide-based materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-745
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr


  • Melt stability
  • Microwave irradiation
  • Polylactide
  • Stereocomplex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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