Hydrophobically Associating Polymers As Rheology Modifiers

  title={Hydrophobically Associating Polymers As Rheology Modifiers},
  author={Thierry Aubry and Michel Moan},
Hydrophobically associating water-soluble polymers are essentially hydrophilic polymer chains containing a small number of strongly hydrophobic groups, distributed or located at some priviledged sites on the chains. In aqueous media, hydrophobic units tend to associate in order to minimize their exposure to water, leading to reversible intra- and intermolecular hydrophobic junction networks, at even very low polymer concentrations. Such temporary networks influence strongly the linear and… CONTINUE READING


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