In this article a method is proposed, for the determination of the molecular weight of polymers, based on the displacement of the critical solution temperature of two non-miscible liquids in presence of a polymer. This displacement obeys to a scaling law, i.e. a linear relation exists between the logarithm of the displacement and the logarithm of the molecular weight of the polymer or of the hydrodynamic volume of the polymer, [η]M.
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Staikos, G., Dondos, A. Determination of the molecular weight of polymers using scaling phenomena in critical systems. Polymer Bulletin 14, 407–410 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00263455
- Molecular Weight
- Linear Relation
- Solution Temperature
- Critical System