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Influence of the Solvent Quality on the Thermodynamic Behavior of Polymethylphenylsiloxane Solutions

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Autori: Brunchi C.-E., Morariu S., Cazacu M., Bercea M

Editorial: ACS Publications, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (24), p.12740-6, 2010.


In this work we investigate the effect of the solvent quality on the thermodynamic behavior of the polydimethyldiphenylsiloxane copolymer by using turbidimetry and viscosimetry. The turbidimetric method was used for the determination of the composition of the solvent mixture at the theta point. The experimental data obtained by using the capillary viscometry both in good and theta solvent conditions have been processed by using classical Huggins equation and new Wolf model (2007), which allows the calculation of intrinsic viscosities and other hydrodynamic parameters. The results obtained by using the two approaches were discussed comparatively. The conformational properties of copolymer in solution depend on their molecular structure, which is essentially dominated by the solvent quality, reflecting the balance of the interactions between the polymer chains and each solvent and that between solvent molecules.

Cuvinte cheie: Polymethylphenylsiloxane, Solvent Quality