Determination of thermodynamic properties of poly (2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate) at infinite dilution by using inverse gas chromatography

DEMIRELLI K., Kaya I., Ozdemir E.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER ENGINEERING, vol.20, no.5, pp.351-363, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/polyeng.2000.20.5.351
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-363
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Some thermodynamic quantities were obtained for the interactions of poly (2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA) with alcohols, ketones, acetates, aromatics and n-alkanes by the inverse gas chromatography method in the temperature range of 130-150 degreesC. The specific retention volumes, Vg degrees, weight fraction activity coefficients of solute probes at infinite dilution, Omega (infinity)(1) Flory-Huggins thermodynamic interaction parameters, chi (infinity)(12), between polymers and solvents, the partial molar free energy, DeltaG(1)(infinity), the partial molar heat of mixing, DeltaH(1)(infinity), were determined. All the liquids were found to be nonsolvents for poly (2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate) at 130-150 degreesC. The solubility parameters for PHEMA at infinite dilution were found by plotting the graph of [(delta (2)(1)/RT) - chi (infinity)(12)/VI] versus solubility parameters, delta (1), of these probes. The solubility parameter values of PHEMA found from both the slope and intercept in Fig. 2 are 6.24 (cal/cm(3))(0.5) and 7.08 (cal/cm(3))(0.5) at 140 degreesC.