Fractionation and Characterization of Water-Soluble Polymers

  • R. Dietz


The molecular structure of polymers is very complex, and characterization is never an easy task. Characterization is important scientifically, as it relates to mechanisms of polymer formation and degradation, and technically, as it relates to industrially significant properties of polymers. Thus the effectiveness of polyacrylic acid in the inhibition of boiler scale depends on molar mass, and the rate at which polymer solution can be pumped through rock in oil reservoirs is critically dependent upon the number and size of the largest solution species present.


Molar Mass Water Soluble Polymer Polyacrylic Acid High Molar Mass Molar Mass Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dietz
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Materials ApplicationsNational Physical LaboratoryTeddingtonUK

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