Thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of phase separation of temperature-sensitive poly(vinyl methyl ether) in the presence of hydrophobic tert-butyl alcohol

@article{Velychkivska2017ThermodynamicAK,
  title={Thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of phase separation of temperature-sensitive poly(vinyl methyl ether) in the presence of hydrophobic tert-butyl alcohol},
  author={Nadiia Velychkivska and Anna Bogomolova and Sergey K Filippov and Larisa Starovoytov{\'a} and Jan Labuta},
  journal={Colloid and Polymer Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={295},
  pages={1419-1428}
}
NMR and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) techniques were chosen to examine interactions in a poly(vinyl methyl ether) (PVME)/tert-butyl alcohol (t-BuOH)/water ternary system. The effects of PVME and t-BuOH concentrations on phase separation temperature were examined. Molecules of t-BuOH additive hydrophobically associate with PVME and decrease the phase separation temperature. Thermodynamic parameters connected with phase separation were calculated from NMR results using an approach based… CONTINUE READING