A large amount of experimental data has been published since the debut of the original CRC Handbook of Thermodynamic Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions. Incorporating new and updated material, the CRC Handbook of Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamic Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions provides a comprehensive collection of thermodynamic data of polymer solutions. It helps readers quickly retrieve necessary information from the literature, and assists researchers in planning new measurements where data are missing.
A valuable resource for the modern chemistry field, the Handbook clearly details how measurements were conducted and methodically explains the nomenclature. It presents data essential for the production and use of polymers as well as for understanding the physical behavior and intermolecular interactions in polymer solutions.
Table of Contents
Objectives of the handbook
Experimental methods involved
Guide to the data tables
List of symbols
Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium (VLE) Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions
Partial water vapor pressures or water activities for binary polymer solutions
Partial solvent vapor pressures or solvent activities for ternary aqueous polymer solutions
Classical mass-fraction Henry’s constants of water vapor in molten polymers
Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium (LLE) Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions
Cloud-point and/or coexistence curves of quasibinary solutions
Table of systems where binary LLE data were published only in graphical form as phase diagrams or related figures
Cloud-point and/or coexistence curves of quasiternary solutions containing water and at least one polymer
Table of systems where ternary LLE data were published only in graphical form as phase diagrams or related figures
Cloud-point and/or coexistence curves of quasiquaternary solutions containing water and at least one polymer
Table of systems where quaternary LLE data were published only in graphical form as phase diagrams or related figures
Lower critical (LCST) and/or upper critical (UCST) solution temperatures of aqueous polymer solutions
High-Pressure Phase Equilibrium (HPPE) Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions
Experimental data of quasibinary polymer solutions
Table of systems where binary HPPE data were published only in graphical form as phase diagrams or related figures
Experimental data of quasiternary or quasiquaternary solutions containing water and at least one polymer
Table of systems where ternary or quaternary HPPE data were published only in graphical form as phase diagrams or related figures
Enthalpy Changes for Aqueous Polymer Solutions
Enthalpies of mixing or intermediary enthalpies of dilution, and partial enthalpies of mixing (at infinite dilution), or polymer (first) integral enthalpies of solution
Partial molar enthalpies of mixing at infinite dilution of water and enthalpies of solution of water vapor in molten polymers from inverse gas-liquid chromatography (IGC)
Table of systems where additional information on enthalpy effects in aqueous polymer solutions can be found
PVT Data of Polymers and Aqueous Polymer Solutions
PVT data of some polymers
Excess volumes and/or densities of aqueous polymer solutions
Table of systems where additional information on volume effects in aqueous polymer solutions can be found
Second Virial Coefficients (A2) of Aqueous Polymer Solutions
Experimental A2 data
List of polymers in alphabetical order
List of systems and properties in order of the polymers
List of solvents in alphabetical order
List of solvents in order of their molecular formulas
Christian Wohlfarth is associate professor for physical chemistry at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He earned his degree in chemistry in 1974 and wrote his Ph.D. thesis in 1977 on investigations of the second dielectric virial coefficient and the intermolecular pair potential, both at Carl Schorlemmer Technical University Merseburg. In 1985, he wrote his habilitation thesis, Phase Equilibria in Systems with Polymers and Copolymers, at the Technical University Merseburg.
Since then, Dr. Wohlfarth’s main research has been related to polymer systems. Currently, his research topics are molecular thermodynamics, continuous thermodynamics, phase equilibria in polymer mixtures and solutions, polymers in supercritical fluids, PVT behavior and equations of state, and sorption properties of polymers, about which he has published approximately 100 original papers. He has written the following books: Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Binary Polymer Solutions, CRC Handbook of Thermodynamic Data of Copolymer Solutions, CRC Handbook of Thermodynamic Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions, CRC Handbook of Thermodynamic Data of Polymer Solutions at Elevated Pressures, CRC Handbook of Enthalpy Data of Polymer-Solvent Systems, CRC Handbook of Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Data of Polymer Solutions, and CRC Handbook of Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamic Data of Copolymer Solutions.
He is working on the evaluation, correlation, and calculation of thermophysical properties of pure compounds and binary mixtures resulting in 11 volumes of the Landolt-Börnstein New Series. He is a contributor to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
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