Combined wide-angle and small-angle X-ray scattering measurements were carried out on poly(di-n-alkyl itaconate)s with side chain lengths from n=1 to n=12. The structural order of these systems was explored. Unique mechanical properties were observed that arise from polymer structural transitions.
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