Abstract:As one of the most prolifically produced plastics in the world, poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) suffers from mechanical brittleness and low toughness. Compared with traditional phthalate-type plasticizers, poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)-based plasticizers are especially attractive due to their "green" nature and capabilities to achieve improved physical properties. Herein, a stretchable and ultratough PVC-based plastic was achieved by a star-shaped PCL copolymer with a rigid, amino-containing, branched polylactide (N-B… Show more
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