Mark-Houwink-Sakurada coefficients for conventional poly(methyl methacrylate) in tetrahydrofuran

Yuan Ju Chen*, Jianbo Li, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Jimmy W. Mays

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Intrinsic viscosities [η] in tetrahydrofuran (THF) at 30°C are reported for ten narrow molecular weight distribution poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) samples covering nearly two orders of magnitude in molecular weight. By combining the viscosity results with absolute weight-average molecular weights {Mathematical expression} determined via low-angle laser light scattering (LALLS) experiments, we have accurately determined the Mark-Houwink-Sakurada (MHS) parameters for this polymer-solvent pair (K=7.56x105 and a=0.731, when [η] is in dL g-1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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