VISCOMETRIC AND SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC STUDIES OF SODIUM POLYSTYRENESULFONATE.

John M Torkelson*, Michael D. Major

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Abstract

Polyelectrolytes possess a number of novel and versatile properties characteristic of their electrostatic nature in solution. Properties such as high intrinsic viscosities, due to the extended, rodlike conformation of polyelectrolytes in the absence of salt, are a results of Coulombic interactions. The present work is a simultaneous study of overall conformation (by intrinsic viscosity measurements) and local conformation (by absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy) of sodium polystyrenesulfonate, governed by polyelectrolyte molecular weight and concentration as well as dielectric strength and counterion concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-212
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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