Solubility Characteristics of a Methacrylate Copolymer
ARMY LAB COMMAND WATERTOWN MA MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB
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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.
- Polymer Chemistry