Influence of associating polymer on the physical properties of dispersions

Maria M. Santore, William B. Russel, Robert K. Prud'homme

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It is shown that hydrophobically modified polymer can induce several types of equilibrium phase behavior, depending on the strength of the hydrophobic association. With negligible attraction between polymer and particles, volume restriction flocculation results at moderate polymer concentrations. With low but significant modification, the dispersion is stable against volume restriction flocculation at polymer concentrations where unmodified chains would induce volume restriction flocculation. Finally, strongly modified polymer can induce bridging flocculation. Finally, strongly modified concentrations, but the system restabilizes as the polymer solution becomes concentrated (O(1 wt%)).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-543
Number of pages5
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
StatePublished - 1989
EventProceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 11 1989Sep 18 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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