Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract Dilute solutions of three block copolymers, styrene/butadiene/styrene in the mixed selective solvents dioxane/different alcohols is studied at different temperatures. The molecular weight, second virial coefficient and radius of gyration in all selective solvents are also determined. From these measurements it is concluded that a maximum in the dissymmetry of the system for all the selective solvents used is observed. This maximum is observed at higher temperatures for concentrated solutions. Similarly, this maximum is also shifted to lower temperature by using strong precipitants in selective solvents. The milky opalescence is observed for all the selective solvents either by lowering the temperature of the system or by increasing the ratio of the precipitant in the selective solvent.
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