International Journal of Polymer Science
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Acceptance rate42%
Submission to final decision55 days
Acceptance to publication31 days
CiteScore3.400
Journal Citation Indicator0.420
Impact Factor2.642

Acrylated Biopolymers Derived via Epoxidation and Subsequent Acrylation of Vegetable Oils

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Polyimide (PI) has excellent thermal stability, high porosity, and better high-temperature resistance. It has the potential to become a more high-end separator material, which has attracted the attention of the majority of researchers. This review is aimed at identifying the research progress and development trends of the PI-based material for separator application. We searched the published papers (2012–2021) from the WOS core collection database for analysis and analyzed their research progress and development trend based on CiteSpace text mining and visualization software. The analysis shows that the PI-based composite separator material is a research hotspot in the future and the combination of nanofiber and cellulose materials with PI is also an important research direction in the future.

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Effect of PEEK Particles on Physiomechanical Behavior of Carbon/Epoxy Composite

The inherently brittle nature and the susceptibility to impact damage hinder the use of carbon/epoxy composite in some areas. In this study, poly ether ether ketone (PEEK) microparticles were incorporated to increase the resistance to delamination and interlaminar fracture toughness. A hand lay-up technique followed by compression molding was used to fabricate composite. The influence of PEEK particles was evaluated by tensile, flexural, short beam shear (SBS), compression, and Charpy impact test. The Barcol hardness, density, fiber volume fraction, and void content were also determined. According to the result, a maximum improvement in the tensile and flexural strength was observed for 2% incorporation of PEEK particles. However, there is downturn found in the flexural modulus. Moreover, a notable increment in the matrix-dominated properties (short beam shear, compression, and Charpy impact strength) was found with the addition of the PEEK particles.

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Recent Advances on Bacterial Cellulose-Based Wound Management: Promises and Challenges

Wound healing is a therapeutic challenge due to the complexity of the wound. Various wounds could cause severe physiological trauma and bring social and economic burdens to the patient. The conventional wound healing treatments using bandages and gauze are limited particularly due to their susceptibility to infection. Different types of wound dressing have developed in different physical forms such as sponges, hydrocolloids, films, membranes, and hydrogels. Each of these formulations possesses distinct characteristics making them appropriate for the treatment of a specific wound. In this review, the pathology and microbiology of wounds are introduced. Then, the most recent progress on bacterial cellulose- (BC-) based wound dressing discussed and highlighted their antibacterial and reepithelization properties in vitro and in vivo wound closure. Finally, the challenges and future perspectives on the development of BC-based wound dressing biomaterials are outlined.

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Stress Dependency of Creep Response for Glass/Epoxy Composite at Nonlinear and Linear Viscoelastic Behavior

This research is aimed at comparing the stress dependency of creep viscoelastic behavior for glass/epoxy composite and neat epoxy close to the glass transition temperature and room temperature. Long-term creep performance of quasi-unidirectional composites and quasi-isotropic stacking sequence composites is modeled based on the time-stress superposition principle (TSSP). Linearity and nonlinearity of viscoelastic behavior and stress-dependence correlations were investigated for quasi-isotropic stacking sequence composite at 25°C and 50°C (near the glass transition temperature). Stress dependency of creep stages (primary, secondary, and tertiary) of neat epoxy was evaluated at this range of temperature. The prediction results of composite at room temperature show that the raising of the stress levels leads to the acceleration of viscoelastic strain values, but the creep compliance does not present any dependency. Besides, the reduction of viscoelastic ability is realized by measuring less amount of creep compliance at higher stress level in the glass transition temperature. These observations confirmed the linearity and nonlinearity of viscoelastic behavior at room and glass transition temperature, respectively. Similar results of neat epoxy revealed that the increase in the stress level accelerates the strain values at room temperature and decreases the creep resistance at glass transition temperature. Failure morphologies of epoxy sample fractured at room temperature are included scarp, cusp, and river line; however, close to the glass transition temperature, more expansive mirror zones appeared. Fiber architecture significantly affected the secondary stage regime by providing load-bearing ability. Thereby, creep rate reduction and enhancement of creep lifetime and creep resistance would be reported using unidirectional reinforcing in contrast to those of the multilayer sequence one.

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Explanation of the Compensation Law and the Isokinetic Point in the Electrical Conduction of Crosslinked Polyethylene

Thermally activated direct current (DC) electrical conductivity in low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is known to be subject to the compensation law. Accordingly, the preexponential factor follows a specific relation with activation energy, reducing overall changes in conductivity. This relationship is governed by the Meyer-Neldel temperature. However, there is no published evidence for a corresponding isokinetic point, a temperature where the conductivity of all LDPE samples is the same. Here, it is determined that the compensation law applies to both DC and alternating current (AC) conduction for LDPE and for crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) without an observed isokinetic point. The potential origins of compensation in polyethylene are discussed as well as reasons for similarity between LDPE and XLPE. It is observed that prolonged water exposure removed the compensation behavior. Meanwhile, preheating samples in the oven prior to measurements modifies the compensation behavior and reduced the spread around the isokinetic point. It is thus deduced that an isokinetic point can be observed in polyethylene but is obscured by contributions from water and other impurities.

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Improving the Thermal Properties of Polycarbonate via the Copolymerization of a Small Amount of Bisphenol Fluorene with Bisphenol A

Polycarbonate is an attractive transparent plastic with high mechanical/thermal properties. A family of copolycarbonates of bisphenol-A (BPA), 9, 9-bis (4-hydroxyphenyl) fluorene (BHPF), and diphenyl carbonate (DPC) were prepared by a transesterification polymerization. The weight-average molecular weight of the polycarbonates ranges from 65,000 to 107,000 g/mol; the copolycarbonates showed and from 63-70°C and 100-105°C higher than the control, respectively. Meanwhile, the processing properties of polycarbonate remain unchanged. These properties endow the polymers with potential for use as high-temperature resistance materials.

International Journal of Polymer Science
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate42%
Submission to final decision55 days
Acceptance to publication31 days
CiteScore3.400
Journal Citation Indicator0.420
Impact Factor2.642
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