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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Phase Diagrams Of The System Tetrahydrofuran/γ-butyrolactone/poly(ether Imide) And Determination Of Interaction Parameters|
Nunes Pires A.T.
|Abstract:||The thermodynamic interactions in the ternary mixture tetrahydrofuran/γ-butyrolactone/poly(ether imide) (THF/γ-BL/PEI) are investigated from 30 to 50°C. This is a membrane-forming system with a high He-selectivity. Cloud point measurements show that the two binary polymer solutions THF/PEI and γ-BL/PEI exhibit miscibility gaps which close towards the centre of the ternary phase diagram where the mixtures become homogeneous (cosolvency). Vapour pressures were determined for the subsystem THF/γ-BL, For the theoretical calculations the Gibbs energy of mixing is formulated according to the Flory-Huggins theory and the interaction parameter χTHF/γ-BL calculated from the vapour pressures. The adjustment of theoretical phase diagrams to the experimental data (cloud point curves, tie lines and critical points) gives access to χTHF/PEI and χγ-BL/PEI. For a satisfactory representation of the liquid-liquid demixing, a concentration dependent χTHF/PEI is required, whereas concentration independent values for χTHF/γ-BL and χγ-BL/PEI suffice. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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