A theoretic method to predict polymer solubility parameters

Qing Ji, Bao Fu Qiao, De Lu Zhao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A partition function and a complete thermodynamic description for pure polymer fluids have been investigated based on a self-avoid-walk lattice model. Caused by the introduction of Gibbs distribution into the Flory-Huggins theory, the partition function and the thermodynamic description depicted their dependence on temperature well. In the present study, we applied the theory to calculate polymer solubility parameters. The polymer solubility parameters predicted by our theory are well consistent with the experiment values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Polymer Science (English Edition)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Gibbs distribution
  • Solubility parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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