Investigation of effects of reactive copolymer containing maleic anhydride on thermomechanical properties of ternary blends of poly(methyl metacrylate) (PMMA)

Zengin H. , Boztug A. , Bolayir G.

MATERIALS RESEARCH INNOVATIONS, vol.11, no.4, pp.193-196, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/143307507x246639
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-196


In the present paper, the effects of reactive copolymer containing maleic anhydride on the thermomechanical properties of poly(methyl metacrylate) (PMMA) were investigated. Maleic anhydride-styrene (MA-St) and aniline maleamidic acid-styrene copolymers (AnMAA-St) were used as reactive copolymers. Multicomponent blends such as PMMA/MA-St/AnMAA-St were prepared and thermomechanical characterisation of these blends was performed by thermomechanical analysis method (TMA). The blends were prepared by changes of the weight ratios of MA-St and AnMAA-St copolymers in the blends. PMMA contents in all the blends are fixed at a weight of 75%. Consequently, it is clear that MA-St copolymer can be used for changes of the thermomechanical properties of PMMA.