Studies on the Swelling and Shrinking Kinetics of Chemically Cross-Linked Disk-Shaped Poly(vinyl acetate) Gels

M. Zrinyi, J. Rosta, F. Horkay

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Abstract

The kinetics of swelling and shrinking of disk-shaped poly(vinyl acetate) networks swollen in isopropyl alcohol is measured at different temperatures. The cooperative diffusion coefficient and the ratio of the shear modulus over the longitudinal osmotic modulus have been determined by using a theory developed by Li and Tanaka. The macroscopic swelling and deswelling experiments show good agreement with other experimental results as well as with the theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3097-3102
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecules
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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