Polymer Bulletin, Vol.39, No.6, 701-705, 1997
Molecular packing of poly(azomethine)s having flexible (n-alkyloxy)methyl side chains in films
The molecular packing of poly(azomethine)s having (n-alkyloxy)methyl side chains in films was studied by wide-angle X-ray scattering. Solution-cast films on silicon wafer and melt-sheared films show the same type of molecular packing, i.e. the main chain layers are aligned parallel to the film surface but the main chains are macroscopically isotropic in the film surface plane. In the melt-sheared films, the shear does not orient the main chains but the main chain layers, which can be easily understood by their geometric shapes.