Dissolution of rubbery and glassy polymers

J. S. Vrentas, Christine Mary Vrentas

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A mathematical model is formulated for solvent dissolution of rubbery and glassy polymers. An exact solution to the problem is derived for the constant diffusivity case, and a weighted residual solution is developed for the case of a concentration-dependent diffusion coefficient. The solution is used to calculate concentration profiles, dissolution curves, dissolution half-times, and pseudointerface positions at various times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2607-2614
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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