Davis EM1, Theryo G, Hillmyer MA, Cairncross RA, Elabd YA.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2011 Oct;3(10):3997-4006. doi: 10.1021/am2008618. Epub 2011 Sep 21.The successful design of new biodegradable, renewable resource plastics as replacements to commodity barrier plastics would benefit from an accurate measurement of sorption and diffusion of liquids. In this study, the diffusion of liquid water in amorphous polylactide [PLA] and a PLA graft copolymer, poly(1,5-cyclooctadiene-co-5-norbornene-2-methanol-graft-dl-lactide) [PCNL], was examined with time-resolved Fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflectance (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy. Read More