Miscibility of polysulfone and poly(ether sulfone) with tertiary amide polymers

Research paper by S. H. Goh, S. Y. Lee, H. W. Goh, Xiping Ni

Indexed on: 01 Feb '97Published on: 01 Feb '97Published in: Polymer Bulletin


The miscibility of polysulfone (PSf) and poly(ether sulfone) (PES) with three tertiary amide polymers has been studied. PES is miscible with poly(N-methyl-N-vinylacetamide) (PMVAc) and with poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) (PDMA) but not with poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) (PMOx). Miscible PES/PDMA blends show lower critical solution temperature behavior. However, PSf is immiscible with all the three tertiary amide polymers. Previous studies have shown that both PES and PSf are miscible with poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone). PES is also miscible with poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) but PSf is not. Therefore, PES is more readily miscible with tertiary amide polymers as compared to PSf.