Measurement and modeling of poly(vinyl acetate)–solvent viscosity mixtures

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The viscosities of various poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc)–solvent mixtures (PVAc–toluene, PVAc–benzene, and PVAc–cyclohexanone) were measured at different temperatures with a Haake viscometer. The required molecular weight of a commercial-grade PVAc sample was measured with an Ubbelohde viscometer. The measured viscosities were correlated with a previously proposed viscosity model, and the model parameters were calculated. The results indicated the applicability of the model to the viscosity calculations of PVAc–solvent mixtures. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 96: 1244–1249, 2005

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