Polymer and Materials
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The scattering behaviour and the critical conditions where gelation takes place have been calculated for polycondensates formed under constraints. The general model includes fully random and stringently restricted reactions as limiting cases. Also polycondensates of glycerine-type monomers are included as special cases. The particle scattering factors of the f-functional random polycondensates differ remarkably from those polycondensates formed under strict constraints. The former show a Kratky plot of a simple curve, independent of the magnitude of the molecular weight and the number of functional groups, and the curve approaches a constant asymptote of u2·Pz(u)=3, the latter exhibits a maximum at u2=6 which becomes more pronounced with increasing molecular weight, (u2 = 〈S2〉zh2, with h, the value of the scattering vector). The scattering curves of the polycondensates formed under weak constraints show at low molecular weights the same behaviour as those formed under stringent constraints, but approach the behaviour of random polycondensates at large molecular weights. The scattering curves of the glycerine-type polycondensates show no deviations in shape from random polycondensates.
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