Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
A sample of the commercial copolymer vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate was fractionated by the GPC method in the preparative scale. The fractions thus obtained were characterized by light scattering, viscometry, GPC in the analytical scale, chemical analysis, and IR spectroscopy. They were compared with those obtained by precipitation fractionation. The M̄w and [η] values from the light scattering and viscometry of fractions of the commercial copolymer were employed for the calculation of the Mark-Houwink equation valid in THF at 25°C for a copolymer with vinyl acetate content of 10-13%. Universal calibration of the [η]·M type was confirmed experimentally for the above polymer. Effects which could change the correct interpretation of the GPC data were discussed in detail. Correct interpretation of the GPC data showed an agreement between the GPC, light scattering, and viscometric data within 6-7%.
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