On predicting the solubility of polymers

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Abstract

A criterion of solubility is proposed for polymers based on the analysis of forces of interfacial tension and wetting generated by the immersion of polymers in a solvent. The criterion allows prediction of the solubility of polymers in different solvents, taking the chemical structures of the polymer and solvent into account. About 300 polymer-solvents were analysed. The probability of correct predictions of solubility, using the proposed criterion, was found on the basis of our analysis to be ∼85%. © 1991.

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Askadskii, A. A., Matveev, Y. I., & Matevosyan, M. S. (1990). On predicting the solubility of polymers. Polymer Science U.S.S.R., 32(10), 2069–2079. https://doi.org/10.1016/0032-3950(90)90362-A

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