Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 841–850 | Cite as

Temperature-Concentration Phase Diagrams in The Study of Thermoreversible Gelation

  • D. López
  • A. Saiani
  • J. -M. Guenet
JCAT′97 28th Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis Dunkirk, France May 27–30, 1997


The contribution of thermal analysis, and particularly of temperature-concentration phase diagrams to the understanding of the phenomenon of thermoreversible gelation is illustrated for two different cases. The important role played by the solvent in the thermoreversible gelation of syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) is emphasized. The heterogeneous nucleation of the gelation of isotactic polystyrene by a self-assembling bicopper complex is presented.


copper complex heterogeneous nucleation isotactic polystyrene nanostructures phase diagrams syndiotactic poly (methyl methacrylate) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. López
    • 1
  • A. Saiani
    • 1
  • J. -M. Guenet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Dynamique des Fluides ComplexesUniversité Louis Pasteur-CNRS UMR 7506 4Strasbourg CedexFrance

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