Miscibility studies in poly(methyl vinyl ether)/hydroxypropylcellulose binary system in aqueous solutions and solid state
Nurkeeva, Z.S., Tyukova, I.S., Suvorova, A.I., Mun, G.A., Dzhusupbekova, A.B. and Khutoryanskiy, V.V. (2005) Miscibility studies in poly(methyl vinyl ether)/hydroxypropylcellulose binary system in aqueous solutions and solid state. Carbohydrate Polymers, 62 (1). pp. 80-86. ISSN 0144-8617
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The phase separation behaviour in aqueous mixtures of poly(methyl vinyl ether) and hydroxypropylcellulose has been studied by cloud points method and viscometric measurements. The miscibility of these blends in solid state has been assessed by infrared spectroscopy; methanol vapours sorption experiments and scanning electron microscopy. The values of Gibbs energy of mixing of the polymers and their blends with methanol as well as between each other were calculated. It was found that in solid state the polymers can interact with methanol very well but the polymer-polymer interactions are unfavourable. Although in aqueous solutions the polymers exhibit some intermolecular interactions their solid blends are not completely miscible. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.