Determination of the Thermodynamic Properties of Poly [2-(3-phenyl-3-methylcyclobutyl)-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid] at Infinite Dilution by Inverse Gas Chromatography


Abstract: Some thermodynamic quantities were obtained for the interactions of poly [2-(3-phenyl -3- methylcyclobutyl)-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid] Poly (PCHEMA-co-MA) with alcohols, ketones, acetates, aromatics and n-alkanes by inverse gas chromatography in the temperature range of 150-180^oC. The specific retention volumes, Vg^o, weight fraction activity coefficients of solute probes at infinite dilution, \Omega_{1}^{\infty} and Flory-Huggins thermodynamic interaction parameters, \chi_{12}^{\infty} between polymers and solvents were determined. The partial molar free energy, \DeltaG_{1}^{\infty} , the partial molar heat of mixing, \DeltaH_{1}^{\infty} , at infinite dilution and the solubility parameters of the polymer, \delta_{2} , were calculated. The copolymer was characterized by ^1 H-NMR, FT-IR and DSC analyses

Keywords: Poly [2-(3-phenyl-3-methylcyclobutyl)-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid], inverse gas chromatography, polymer-solvent interactions.

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