Transport properties of polyisobutylene in dilute solution

L. J. Fetters*, N. Hadjichristidis, J. S. Lindner, J. W. Mays, W. W. Wilson

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Despite the extensive studies on poly(isobutylene) (PIB) in dilute solution, measurements of Dt, the translational diffusion coefficient, have not been reported. In this note, the results from static and dynamic experiments on some fractionated PIB chains are presented. Data are reported for PIB in four different solvents of varying thermodynamic quality thereby permitting the comparison of the solution properties of PIB to other flexible chains and various theoretical predictions. This study was motivated by the work of Freed et al. who concluded from literature results and without hydrodynamic data that PIB corresponds to the least draining self-avoiding limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-641
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventPapers presented at the Atlanta Meeting 1991 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 14 1991Apr 19 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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