Unperturbed dimensions and the theta temperature of dextran in ethylene glycol solutions


Catiker E., Guner A.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.36, no.10, pp.2143-2146, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0014-3057(99)00299-2
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2143-2146

Abstract

The unperturbed molecular dimensions of dextran samples (of different molecular weights) have been evaluated in ethylene glycol solutions from viscosity measurements at 25 degrees C, 30 degrees C, 35 degrees C, 40 degrees C and 45 degrees C. The unperturbed dimension, K-o, has been determined From extrapolation methods. i.e, Kurata-Stockmayer-Fixman (KSF), Berry and Inagaki Suzuki-Kurata (ISK) equations, The hydrodynamic expansion factor, alpha(eta), as well as the unperturbed root-mean-square end-to-end distance, [r(2)](o)(1/2), found for dextran samples in ethylene glycol solutions, indicated that the polymer coils are contracted as the temperature is raised From 25 degrees C to 45 degrees C. The long-range interaction parameter. B, was also evaluated and a significant decrease is found for the dextran/ethylene glycol system between 25 degrees C and 45 degrees C. The theta temperatures, Theta, were determined as 328.53, 328.02 and 325.93 K from the temperature dependence of the interaction parameter, respectively. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.