ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Phase Separation in Ternary Systems Induced by Crosslinking
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences,
Abstract: Crosslinking of polymer molecules can lead to phase separation in systems
composed of a polymer and diluents. The conditions for incipient phase
separation and postseparat ion equilibria are described in terms of statistical
theories of rubber elasticity and polymer solutions. Conditions are specified
under which demixing is controlled predominantly by polymer —diluent
interactions or by the presence of crosslinks and related to structural
parameters of the system and advancement of the crosslinking reaction.
Examples of phase separation in poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and
polystyrene gels are given.
Full paper in Portable Document Format: 253a184.pdf
Chemical Papers 25 (3) 184–189 (1971)