The specific temperature effects in hydrodynamic properties (intrinsic viscosity, sedimentation velocity and translational diffusion) of side-on comb-like polymers with molecular weights from 5.70 х 10 5 to 3.02 х 10 6 were observed in dilute solution in two different solvents, benzene and chloroform, over a temperature range from 2 to 73°C. The viscosity temperature coefficient dln[h]/dT was found to be negative in sign in chloroform ( ¹ 0.007 K ¹1) and positive in benzene ( þ 0.005 K ¹1). Increase in temperature leads to intensification of the excluded volume effects in real benzene solution of the polymer and to weakening of those in chloroform. Simultaneously, increase in temperature leads to decreasing unperturbed dimensions of the macromolecule chain in both the solvents. This effect is more pronounced in benzene (dlnhh 2i/dT ¼ ¹ 0.005 K ¹1, where hh 2i is the mean-square end-to-end distance) than in chloroform ( ¹ 0.001 K ¹1). Origins of the temperature effects are discussed with relation to the lateral structure of the macromolecule where every monomer unit contains the threecyclic mesogenic moiety which is laterally (with the middle part) attached to a side chain consisting of 11 carbon atoms.
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Temperature effects in hydrodynamic properties of comb-like polymer with laterally attached mesogenic units / Peter Lavrenko, Olga Okatova, Evgeniya Korneeva, Heino Finkelmann // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 1701–1707.
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