Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 296, Issue 9, pp 1443–1447 | Cite as

The correlation between theoretical calculations and experimental findings on melting points for PVDF polymer-based gels

  • Raid Khider SalmanEmail author
Original Contribution


Advanced theoretical thermodynamics are used to correlate experimental data predicting the melting point for polymer-based gel through melting point depression (MPD). The Flory interaction parameter is used to investigate the effect of temperature on phase behavior, and to integrate the MPD equation. The results are correlated with data from two theoretical studies. The data shows satisfactory agreement with one of these studies, but not with the other study. All the data acquired through different resources, as well as the experimental approaches that were used, have been summarized.


Melting point depression Polyvinylidene fluoride PVDF gel Flory interaction parameter Solubility parameters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, College of Education for Pure SciencesUniversity of AnbarAnbarIraq

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