Estimation of the Unperturbed Chain Dimensions of Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Polymer by Various Methods

Document Type: Research Note

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National Center of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, Peshawar University, Peshawar, 25120, NWFP, PAKISTAN

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Flory Fox, Kurata-Stockmayer, Berry, Inagaki-Suzuki-Kurata, Stockmayer-Fixman and Ahmad-Baloch methods based on the excluded volume theory have been applied to poly(vinyl chloride)-cyclohexanone system to obtain Kq and the radius of gyration. A discussion on the reliability of these methods is given. The Stockmayer-Fixman and Ahmad-Baloch methods are found to be equally applicable.

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