Polymer-polymer interaction parameters via melting point depression. A critical analysis

J. Runt, K. P. Gallagher

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In this paper we critically review the procedures used to extract polymer-polymer interaction parameters (X) from melting point data and comment on the reliability of derived X values in different situations. Measurements of accurate experimental melting points is an underappreciated problem and has a major impact on the reliability of extrapolated equilibrium melting points, from which X is calculated. Example calculations illustrate that great caution must be exercised before interaction parameters derived from this method can be considered as reliable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalPolymer communications Guildford
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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