Borchard, W.; Horstmann, M.; Veeman, W.s.:
Swelling of physically cross-linked copolymers in water vapour.
2003
In: European Polymer Journal, Jg. 39 (2003), Heft 9, S. 1809 - 1816
Artikel/Aufsatz in Zeitschrift2003Chemie
Titel:
Swelling of physically cross-linked copolymers in water vapour.
Autor(in):
Borchard, W.LSF; Horstmann, M.; Veeman, W.s.LSF
Erscheinungsjahr
2003
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Titel:
European Polymer Journal
in:
Jg. 39 (2003), Heft 9, S. 1809 - 1816
ISSN:

Abstract:

A general thermodn. equation for the swelling of a crosslinked polymer system in the vapor of a swelling agent has been derived under isothermal and isobaric conditions. The equation is used to describe the equil. uptake of water by Arnitel elastomers, which are hard-soft-segment block copolymers in which the hard segments, poly(butylene terephthalate), crystallize and are responsible for a phys. crosslinking. The gravimetrically detd. degrees of swelling of different elastomers in water vapor of various partial pressures are analyzed and discussed by the application of an extended semi-empirical swelling equation of Flory-Huggins-Staverman-van Santen.