A viscometric analysis of four samples of poly(dihexoxyphosphazene), [N.-.P(R2)-] x with R = -O-(CH2)sCH3, having very different molecular weights has been carried out using benzene as solvent. The results for intrinsic viscosity obtained at 25°C were [~/] = 1.61, 1.09, 0.41 and 0.057 dig -~, respectively, for samples having weight-average molecular weights, determined by light scattering, of 10-5~tw = 22.8, 9.17, 2.45 and 0.26 g mol -~. Although the samples are polydisperse, it is possible to determine the true values of the K and a coefficients appearing in the Mark-Houwink equation [ ~/] = KM", by using the results obtained in a previous analysis performed on a different solvent. The values for K and a for benzene at 25°C are 2.01 x 10-5 and 0.79, respectively. The extrapolation to unperturbed conditions allows the evaluation of the characteristic ratio of dimensions as C, = (r 2 )o/nl 2 = 12.9, in good agreement with the value of 13.2 previously obtained. This agreement validates the hypothesis used for the determination of the K and a coefficients
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Determination of the viscometric parameters for the system poly (dihexoxyphosphazene)-benzene at 25°C / Julio Bravo, Maria Pilaf Tarazona* and Enrique Saiz // Polymer. – 1992. – Vol 33. – P. 3312-3315.