Effect of Diluents on Poly(vinyl Acetate) Dynamics
In the reported experiments the effect of diluents and temperature on segmental motion in poly(vinyl acetate) was investigated by both NMR and ESR spectroscopy. Three classes of diluents were studied: chloroform, a thermodynamically good solvent; water, a poor solvent which slightly swells the polymer and lowers its glass transition temperature; and decane, a nonsolvent so poor it does not appear to swell the polymer nor lower the calorimetric glass transition temperature. at all temperatures investigated each type of diluent increased the segmental motion of the polymer over that of the bulk sample. under the conditions studied, **1**3C and **2H NMR and nitroxide spin-label ESR data gave similar views of segmental motion of the polymer, indicating that in this amorphous polymer the segmental motion of the polymer may be safely inferred from spin-label data.
F. D. Blum et al., "Effect of Diluents on Poly(vinyl Acetate) Dynamics," Journal of Polymer Science. Part A-2, Polymer Physics, Wiley-Blackwell, Jan 1984.
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