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Crystallization Of Low‐Molecular‐Weight Polypropylene Fractions
Published 1968 · Physics
Samples of very low molecular‐weight fractions of isotactic polypropylene have been crystallized by means of a solvent‐evaporation technique as well as by melt recrystallization. The crystalline entities obtained by these methods have been examined in terms of their internal structure and associated morphology. The particular polymorphic form observed for these fractions is dependent on both the length of the molecule and the particular crystallization conditions employed. The morphological characteristics of the samples have been found to be qualitatively similar to those previously reported for unfractionated polypropylene and high‐molecular‐weight fractions, in spite of the fact that the molecular lengths of the samples investigated are sufficiently short to prevent chain folding. Selected‐area electron‐diffraction patterns have been obtained from the γ form and from mixed α and γ form of the isotactic polymer. The diffraction data have resulted in a modification of the previously proposed triclinic un...