Accession Number:

ADA222938

Title:

Solubility Characteristics of a Methacrylate Copolymer

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY LAB COMMAND WATERTOWN MA MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Solubility maps in several coordinate systems have been constructed to determine regions of solubility for a methacrylate copolymer. The general methodology followed was that of ASTM D 3132 Test Method for Solubility Range of Resins and Polymers. Over 90 individual solvents and solvent mixtures were tested as solvents for the copolymer in the concentration range 5 - 7.5 wv. A database on the solubility characteristics of common solvents was created to store and utilize the information. Solvent maps were formulated using the solubility parameter system, and the Teas fractional cohesion parameter system. Each system is primarily empirical in nature, but has varying degrees of theoretical justification. Keywords Solubility, Copolymers, Methacrylates, Solubility maps, Solubility parameters, Solubility phase diagrams.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE