In this paper we critically review the procedures used to extract polymer-polymer interaction parameters (X) from melting point data and comment on the reliability of derived X values in different situations. Measurements of accurate experimental melting points is an underappreciated problem and has a major impact on the reliability of extrapolated equilibrium melting points, from which X is calculated. Example calculations illustrate that great caution must be exercised before interaction parameters derived from this method can be considered as reliable.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Polymer communications Guildford|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
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