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Issue 23, 2014
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A novel hexagonal crystal with a hexagonal star-shaped central core in poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) induced by an ionic liquid

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Abstract

A hexagonal crystal with a star-shaped core, a novel crystal morphology never seen before, was found in low molecular weight poly(L-lactide) (LMw-PLLA) modified by a glycine ester based ionic liquid. The increase in polymer chain mobility, caused by ionic liquid dilution and interaction with polymer chains, induced a morphology transformation from hexagon-shaped ring-banded spherulites to a non-banded hexagonal crystal with a star-shaped core.

Graphical abstract: A novel hexagonal crystal with a hexagonal star-shaped central core in poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) induced by an ionic liquid

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Submitted
04 Mar 2014
Accepted
29 Mar 2014
First published
31 Mar 2014

CrystEngComm, 2014,16, 4945-4949
Article type
Communication
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A novel hexagonal crystal with a hexagonal star-shaped central core in poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) induced by an ionic liquid

H. Ni'mah and E. M. Woo, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 4945
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00449C

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