Dynamics of associative polymers

Zhijie Zhang, Quan Chen, Ralph H. Colby

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Current progress in understanding the dynamics of associating polymers is reviewed, with examples including both ionic and hydrogen bonding associations. A particular emphasis is placed on quantification of the strength of the interaction that sets the association lifetime. Knowledge of the interaction energy and the number density of associating groups allows a rational understanding of the linear viscoelastic response of many associating polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2961-2977
Number of pages17
JournalSoft matter
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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