that, when added to a blend of immiscible polymers, modifies their interfaces and stabilizes the blend.
Typical polymer compatibilizers are block
or graft copolymers.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
on page 901
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