Synthesis and thermal properties of polyestercarbonates

Sang S. Lee, Sung S. Min, Tae O. Ahn, Jae Y. Jho

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On purpose to enhance the heat resistance of polycarbonate (PC), aromatic esters, which are the structural units of polyarylate (PAr), were incorporated. Six polyestercarbonates (PEC) over a full composition range were prepared through two-step low-temperature solution polycondensation reactions with controlled feeding of triphosgene. PEC prepared were characterized to be random copolymers with high molecular weights. The glass transition temperatures of PEC showed positive deviations from the rule of mixture. For PEC with low carbonate contents the glass transition temperatures were even higher than that of PAr, which was thought to be due to higher chain packing density of the copolymers. Thermal stability of PEC appeared to be enhanced from PC with increasing content of arylate units, while thermal degradation started at carbonate units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-214
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer (Korea)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Polyestercarbonate
  • Synthesis
  • Thermal properties
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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