American Journal of Polymer Science

American Journal of Polymer Science has provided a continuous forum for the dissemination of thoroughly peer-reviewed, fundamental, international research into the preparation and properties of macromolecules. The journal is selective in accepting contributions on the basis of merit and originality. Preference is given to contributions that offer new or more comprehensive concepts, interpretations, experimental approaches, and results.


Ignazio Blanco

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Polymer Science

Professor, Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Catania, Italy

Research Areas

Thermal Characterization of Materials

Education

Ph.D Thermal Degradation of Thermoplastic Polymers and in Particular the Correlation between Kinetic Parameters, Structure and Thermal Stability

Experience

2004-presentAssistant Professor at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Catania in the Scientific Sector ING-IND 22 Science and Technology of Materials

Publications: Journals

[1]  A Kinetic Study of the Thermal and Oxidative Degradations of a New Poly(Arylene)Ether Copolymer L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Pappalardo, A. Pollicino, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol. 65, pp. 373-380 ISSN: 1418-2874 (2001) Kluwer
[2]  The isothermal degradation of some polyetherketones: a comparative kinetic study between long-term and short-term experiments L. Abate, I. Blanco, O. Motta, A. Pollicino, A. Recca, Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol. 75, pp. 465-471 ISSN: 0141-3910 (2002) Elsevier
[3]  Determination of Degradation Apparent Activation Energy Values of Polymers Regression of Kinetic Parameters Derived from TG Data L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Pollicino, A. Recca, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol. 70, pp. 63-73 ISSN: 1418-2874 (2002) Kluwer
[4]  Evaluation of the influence of various (ether, ketone and sulphone) groups on the apparent activation energy values of polymer degradation L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, A. Recca, Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol. 80, pp. 333-338 ISSN: 0141-3910 (2003) Elsevier
[5]  Homologous disaccharide properties at low temperatures L. Abate, I. Blanco, C. Branca, S. Magazz├╣, G. Maisano, F. Migliardo, P.G. Mineo, G. Romeo, Journal of Molecular Liquids. Vol. 103-104, pp. 177-180 ISSN: 0167-7322 (2003) Elsevier
[6]  Development of a Toughened DGEBS/DDS System Toward Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties by the Addition of a Tetrafunctional Epoxy Resin and a Novel Thermoplastic I. Blanco, G. Cicala, C. Lo Faro, A. Recca, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 89, pp. 268-273 ISSN: 0021-8995 (2003) Wiley
[7]  Improvement of Thermomechanical Properties of a DGEBS/DDS System Blended with a Novel Thermoplastic Copolymer by Realisation of a Semi-IPN Network I. Blanco, G. Cicala, C. Lo Faro, A. Recca, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 88, pp. 3021-3025 ISSN: 0021-8995 (2003) Wiley
[8]  Thermomechanical Properties and Morphology of Blends of a Novel Thermoplastic Copolymer and Epoxy-Resin I. Blanco, G. Cicala, C. Lo Faro, A. Recca, Journal of Polymer Engineering. Vol. 23, pp. 163-176 ISSN: 0334-6447 (2003) Freund P.H. Ltd.
[9]  Influence of a Selected Hardener on the Phase Separation in Epoxy/Thermoplastic Polymer Blends I. Blanco, G. Cicala, O. Motta, A. Recca, Journal of Applied Polymer Science Vol. 94, pp. 361-371 ISSN: 0021-8995 (2004) Wiley
[10]  Kinetics of the Isothermal Degradation of Model Polymers Containing Ether, Ketone, and Sulfone Groups L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, A. Recca, Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol. 87, pp. 271-278 ISSN: 0141-3910 (2005) Elsevier
[11]  Thermomechanical and morphological properties of epoxy resins modified with functionalized hyperbranched polyester I. Blanco, G. Cicala, C. Lo Faro, O. Motta, G. Recca, Polymer Engineering and Science Vol.46(11), pp.1502-1511 ISSN: 0032-3888 (2006) Wiley
[12]  Development of an epoxy system characterised by low water absorption and high thermomechanical performances I. Blanco, G. Cicala., M. Costa, A. Recca, Journal of Applied Polymer Science Vol. 100, pp. 4880-4887 ISSN: 0021-8995 (2006) Wiley
[13]  Thermal and rheological behaviour of some random aromatic polyethersulfone/polyetherethersulfone copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, R. La Spina, C.L. Restuccia, Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol. 91, pp. 924-930 ISSN: 0141-3910 (2006) Elsevier
[14]  Thermal and rheological behaviour of some random aromatic amino-ended polyethersulfone/polyetherethersulfone copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, A. Recca, C.L. Restuccia, Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol. 91, pp. 3230-3236 ISSN: 0141-3910 (2006) Elsevier
[15]  Heat capacities of a Series of Terminal Linear Alkyldiamides determined by DSC L. Abate, E. Badea, I. Blanco, D. D'Angelo, G. Della Gatta, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol 90, pp. 575-580 ISSN: 1388-6150 (2007) Springer
[16]  Fusion and Solid-to-Solid Transitions of a Homologous Series of Alkane-Dinitriles E. Badea, I. Blanco, G. Della Gatta, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics Vol 39, pp. 1392-1398 ISSN: 0021-9614 (2007) Elsevier
[17]  Heat Capacities, and Enthalpies of Solid- Solid Transitions and Fusion of a Series of Eleven Primary Alkylamides by Differential Scanning Calorimetry L. Abate, E. Badea, I. Blanco, G. Della Gatta Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data Vol. 53, pp. 959-965 ISSN: 0021-9568 (2008) ACS
[18]  Kinetic Study of the Thermal Degradation of PS/MMT Nanocomposites Prepared With Imidazolium Surfactants L. Abate, I. Blanco, F.A. Bottino, G. Di Pasquale, E. Fabbri, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Vol. 91, pp. 681-686 ISSN:1388-6150 (2008) Springer
[19]  The Influence of Chain-Ends on the Thermal and Rheological Properties of Some 40/60 PES/PEES Copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, G. Recca, A. Scamporrino Polymer Engineering and Science vol. 49 (8); p. 1477-1483 (2009)
[20]  The influence of chain rigidity on the thermal properties of some novel random copolyethersulfones L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, A. Mamo, G. Recca, A. Scamporrino. Polymer degradation and stability Vol. 95, pp. 798-802 (2010)
[21]  The influence of sulfonation degree on the thermal behaviour of sulfonated Poly(arylene ethersulfone)s L. Abate, V. Asarisi, I. Blanco, G. Cicala and G. Recca. Polymer degradation and stability. Vol. 95 (2010) 1568-1574
[22]  Thermal degradation of differently substituted Cyclopentyl Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (CP-POSS) nanoparticles I. Blanco, L. Abate, F.A. Bottino, P. Bottino, M A. Chiacchio. J Therm Anal Calorim DOI 10.1007/s10973-011-1848-3
[23]  The regression of isothermal thermogravimetric data to evaluate degradation Ea values of polymers: A comparison with literature methods and an evaluation of lifetime prediction reliability I. Blanco, L. Abate, M.L. Antonelli. Polymer Degradation and Stability DOI 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.08.005

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Heat Capacities of a series of Primary Alkylamides Measured by DSC in the T Range 180 K to Fusion L. Abate, I. Blanco, B. Nowicka, L. Stradella, G. Della Gatta 4th Mediterranean Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis "Medicta '99". Patrasso
[2]  Heat Capacities from 180 K, Enthalpies and Entropies of Solid-Solid Transitions and Fusion for a Series of Alkylamides and Alkyldiamides L. Abate, G. Della Gatta, I. Blanco, L. Dall'Acqua, B. Nowicka 18th European Seminar on Applied Thermodynamics "ESAT 2000". Kutna Hora.
[3]  A Long-Term Degradation Experiment on Some Thermoplastics L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Pollicino, A. Recca 8th Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis "CCTA 8". Zakopane.
[4]  Melting and Thermal Properties for a Homologous Series of Alkyldiamides H2NCO-(CH2)(n-2)-CONH2, with n = 2 to 12 L. Dall'Acqua, G. Della Gatta, B. Nowicka, L. Abate, I. Blanco XXII National Congress on Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and Chemical Thermodynamics. Camogli.
[5]  A Long-Term Degradation Experiment on Some Thermoplastics L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Pollicino, A. Recca XXII National Congress on Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and Chemical Thermodynam. Camogli.
[6]  Heat capacities, and Enthalpies and Entropies of Solid-to-Solid Transition and Fusion for a Series of Alkylamides L. Abate, G. Della Gatta, I. Blanco, L. Dall'Acqua, B. Palecz XXII National Congress on Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and Chemical Thermodynamics. Camogli.
[7]  The Determination of the Apparent Activation Energy in the Thermal Degradation Process of some Aromatic Polyetherketones L. Abate, I. Blanco, S. Calanna, A. Pollicino, A. Recca 5th Mediterranean Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis. Santiago de Compostela.
[8]  Determination of Degradation Apparent Activation Energy of Polymers by the Regression of Kinetic Parameters Directly Derived from Experimental TG Curves L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Pollicino, A. Recca 2nd International Conference on Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilisation. Budapest.
[9]  Evaluation of the Influence of Various (Ether, Ketone and Sulphone) Groups on the Degradation Apparent Activation Energy Values of Polymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, A. Recca XXIII National Congress on Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and Chemical Thermodynamics. Catania.
[10]  Heat capacities, at 298.15 K for a homologous Series of Alkyldiamides H2NCO-(CH2)(N-2)-CONH2, with N=2 to 14 L. Abate, L. Badea, I. Blanco, D. D'Angelo, G. Della Gatta XXIII National Congress on Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis and Chemical Thermodynamics. Catania.
[11]  Kinetic of the Isothermal Degradation of Model Polymers Containing Ether, Ketone and Sulphone Groups L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, A. Recca 6th Mediterranean Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis "Medicta 2003". PORTO.
[12]  Influence of Various (Ether, Ketone and Sulphone) Groups on the Kinetic Parameters of Aromatic Polymer Degradation L. Abate, I. Blanco, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, A. Recca 9th Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis "CCTA 9". ZAKOPANE.
[13]  Kinetics of the Thermal Degradation of PS/MMT Nanocomposites Prepared With Imidazolium Surfactants L. Abate, I. Blanco, F.A. Bottino, G. Di Pasquale, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino 3td International Conference on Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilisation "Modest 2004". Lyon-Villeurbanne.
[14]  Kinetics of the Thermal and Oxidative Degradations of PS/MMT Nanocomposites Prepared With Imidazolium Surfactants L. Abate, I. Blanco, F.A. Bottino, G. Di Pasquale, A. Orestano, A. Pollicino, International Congress on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry "ICTAC 13". Chia Laguna.
[15]  Thermal and rheological behaviour of some random aromatic PES/PEES copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, R. La Spina, C. Restuccia Current and future trend in polymeric materials. Praga
[16]  Thermal and rheological behaviour of some random aromatic PES/PEES copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, R. La Spina, C. Restuccia 7th Mediterranean Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis. Salonicco
[17]  The Thermal and rheological behaviour of some random aromatic PES/PEES copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, A. Recca, C.L. Restuccia 9th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, "ESTAC 9" Cracovia
[18]  The Influence of Chain-End on the Thermal and Rheological Behaviours of some Copolyethersulphones L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, G. Recca IX International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials. Cracovia
[19]  The Influence of Chain-End on the Thermal and Rheological Behaviours of some Copolyethersulphones L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, G. Recca XVIII Convegno Italiano di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole. Catania.
[20]  Thermal and Rheological Study on some differently ended 40:60 PES/PEES Copolymers L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, G. Recca 8th Mediterranean Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis. Palermo.
[21]  INFLUENZA DEI GRUPPI TERMINALI SULLE PROPRIETA' TERMICHE E REOLOGICHE DI COPOLIMERI RANDOM PES/PEES (40/60) L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala, G. Recca, A. Scamporrino AICIng VI Convegno Nazionale Ischia
[22]  THE INFLUENCE OF SULPHONATION DEGREE ON THE THERMAL BEHAVIOUR OF SULPHONATED POLY(ARYLENEETHERSULFONES) L. Abate, V. Asarisi, I. Blanco, G. Cicala and G. Recca. Polymerfest. Palermo
[23]  THE INFLUENCE OF SULPHONATION DEGREE ON THE THERMAL BEHAVIOUR OF SULPHONATED POLY(ARYLENEETHERSULFONES). L. Abate, V. Asarisi, I. Blanco, G. Cicala and G. Recca.10th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials. Santiago del Cile
[24]  THE THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME NOVEL RANDOM COPOLYETHERSULFONES AT VARIOUS CHAIN RIGIDITIES. L. Abate, I. Blanco, G. Cicala A. Mamo, G. Recca and A. Scamporrino 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Avanced Materials. Santiago del Cile
[25]  Synthesis and Characterization of Disulfonated Poly(Arylene Ether Sulfone)Copolymers. F.Samperi, G. Cicala, V. Asarisi, I. Blanco XIX Convegno Italiano di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole. Milano
[26]  F. BOTTINO, L. ABATE, I. BLANCO, M.A. CHIACCHIO, A.R. CINQUEGRANI (2010). Thermal degradation of differently substituted Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) nanoparticles. In: VII Convegno Nazionale AICIng 2010 Atti del Convegno. Bressanone, 5-8 settembre 2010, PADOVA: AICIng, vol. 1, p. 105-108
[27]  I. BLANCO, L. ABATE, F.A. BOTTINO (2011). KINETICS OF THERMAL DEGRADATION OF POLYSTYRENE-POLYHEDRAL OLIGOMERIC SILSESQUIOXANE (POSS) NANOCOMPOSITES. In: MEDICTA 2011 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS. Porto, 24-27 luglio 2011, PORTO: Jorge M. Goncalves, vol. 1, p. 142, ISBN/ISSN: 978-989-20-2561-2
[28]  I. BLANCO, G. RECCA, L. OLIVERI, G. CICALA (2011). Effects of novel reactive toughening agent on Thermal degradation of epoxy resin. In: VIII Convegno Nazionale sulla Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali-ATTI. Catania, 26-29 Giugno 2011, MESSINA: Samperi, vol. 1, p. P05, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-86038-99-7
[29]  I. BLANCO, G. RECCA, L. OLIVERI, G. CICALA (2011). EFFECTS OF NOVEL REACTIVE TOUGHENING AGENT ON THERMAL DEGRADATION OF EPOXY RESIN. In: MEDICTA 2011 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS. Porto, 24-27 luglio 2011, PORTO: Jorge M. Goncalves, vol. 1, p. 119, ISBN/ISSN: 978-989-20-2561-2
[30]  I. BLANCO, F.A. BOTTINO, P. BOTTINO, M.A. CHIACCHIO (2011). POLYHEDRAL OLIGOMERIC SILSESQUIOXANE (POSS) THERMAL DEGRADATION. In: MEDICTA 2011 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS. Porto, 24-27 luglio 2011, PORTO: Jorge M. Goncalves, vol. 1, p. 118, ISBN/ISSN: 978-989-20-2561-2
[31]  I. BLANCO, F. BOTTINO, P. BOTTINO, M.A. CHIACCHIO (2011). Thermal degradation of differently substituted Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) nanoparticles. In: VIII Convegno Nazionale sulla Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali-ATTI. Catania, 26-29 Giugno 2011, MESSINA: Samperi, vol. 1, p. P08, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-86038-99-7
[32]  G. CICALA, G. RECCA, L. OLIVERI, A. LATTERI, I. BLANCO (2011). Toughened high Tg epoxy forumlations for advanced composites. In: VIII Convegno Nazionale sulla Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali-Atti. Catania, 26-29 Giugno 2011, MESSINA: Samperi, vol. 1, p. P19, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-86038-99-7