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Solvent and Polymer H/D Isotope Effects on Miscibility in Poly(Ethylene Oxide)/Ethanol System

Published

Author(s)

Guangcui Yuan, Boualem Hammouda

Abstract

Various combinations between deuterated/nondeuterated poly(ethylene oxide) and (fully and partly) deuterated/nondeuterated ethanol solvents were investigated by small-angle neutron scattering. It was found that the deuteration process has strong effects on the polymer solution behavior when approaching the solubility limit. Deuteration of the polymer and/or of the solvent can change the character of mixing/demixing and even flip the upper/lower critical solution temperature trends.
Citation
Polymer
Volume
166

Keywords

poly(ethylene oxide), small-angle neutron scattering, isotope effect

Citation

Yuan, G. and Hammouda, B. (2019), Solvent and Polymer H/D Isotope Effects on Miscibility in Poly(Ethylene Oxide)/Ethanol System, Polymer, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=927214 (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created March 12, 2019, Updated February 27, 2020