Poly ( lactic acid ) / Polystyrene Bioblends Characterized by Thermogravimetric Analysis , Differential Scanning Calorimetry , and Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy

@inproceedings{Mohamed2007PolyL,
  title={Poly ( lactic acid ) / Polystyrene Bioblends Characterized by Thermogravimetric Analysis , Differential Scanning Calorimetry , and Photoacoustic Infrared Spectroscopy},
  author={Abdellatif A. Mohamed and Sherald H. Gordon and Girma Biresaw},
  year={2007}
}
Bioblends are composites of at least one biodegradable polymer with nonbiodegradable polymer. Successful development of bioblends requires that the biodegradable polymers be compatible with other component polymers. Compatibility can be assessed by evaluating the intermolecular interactions between the component polymers. In this work, the interaction in binary bioblends comprising biodegradable poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and polystyrene (PS) was investigated using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA… CONTINUE READING