Viscosity–temperature relationships for linear and 12‐arm star polystyrenes in dilute solution

Maria Liouni*, Costas Touloupis, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Jimmy W. Mays

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The actual viscosities (cP) of dilute solutions of linear and 12‐arm star polystyrenes were measured in benzene, a good solvent, and cyclohexane, a poor to moderate solvent, as a function of temperature. The equations of Moore, previously established for solutions of linear polymers, were also found to be valid for star polystyrenes. A branching parameter b was defined which is essentially the same as g′ = [η]br/[η]1. The values of b found in benzene are close to the value of g′ for 12‐arm star polystyrene in toluene, another thermodynamically good solvent. It thus appears that Moore's relationships have at least limited utility in studying branching in polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2699-2708
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 5 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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