Yasuo Kato, Seiji Endo, Kunio Kimura, Yuhiko Yamashita, Hiroshi Tsugita, Kazuo Monobe

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Polycondensation of poly(p-oxybenzoyl) in solution was studied to establish the relation between the morphology of crystals and the reaction conditions. Poly(p-oxybenzoyl) whiskers can be formed by using liquid paraffin or Therm S 800 as a solvent. The observed density (1. 50-1. 51 g/cm**3) of obtained whiskers is close to density (1. 52 g/cm**3) calculated from the X-ray data. The whiskers gave sharp peaks in the X-ray diffraction patterns, higher crystal-crystal transition temperatures in the differential scanning calorimetry and higher thermal decomposition temperatures in the thermal gravimetry. These facts suggest that the obtained needle crystals can be termed polymer whiskers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalKobunshi Ronbunshu
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Kato, Y., Endo, S., Kimura, K., Yamashita, Y., Tsugita, H., & Monobe, K. (1987). PREPARATION OF POLY(p-OXYBENZOYL) WHISKERS. Kobunshi Ronbunshu, 44(1), 35-39.