Polar and nonpolar parameters for polymeric reverse osmosis membrane materials from liquid chromatographic data
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1976 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 1515–1531, June 1976
How to Cite
Matsuura, T., Blais, P. and Sourirajan, S. (1976), Polar and nonpolar parameters for polymeric reverse osmosis membrane materials from liquid chromatographic data. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 20: 1515–1531. doi: 10.1002/app.1976.070200610
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 6 OCT 1975
- Manuscript Received: 28 AUG 1975
Polar (αp) and nonpolar (αn) parameters to characterize a variety of cellulosic and noncellulosic polymers have been developed from liquid chromatographic data on retention times for selected reference solutes in aqueous solutions. The above parameters give relative quantitative measures for the hydrogen bonding and nonpolar (hydrophobic) forces inherent in the chemical structure of the polymer molecule. Unique correlations are also shown to exist between the above parameters and Hansen's solubility parameters δh and δd for the polymers. These parameters and correlations offer significant guidelines for the choice of membrane material for reverse osmosis.