Thermal transitions of benzene in a poly(ethyl acrylate) network

M. Salmerón Sánchez, M. Monleón Pradas, J. L. Gómez Ribelles

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The thermal transitions observed in hydrogels are usually explained by the existence of different states of water such as 'bound' and 'free'. In this work a polymer network is swollen with a non-polar solvent and some of the most characteristic features of its thermograms, such as the existence of an amount of non-crystallizable solvent, are compared with those of water in a hydrogel. A poly(ethyl acrylate) network was swollen with different benzene contents and subjected to cooling and heating scans in a differential scanning calorimeter. Three qualitatively different kinds of thermograms are found, depending on the benzene content in the polymer network, which are analysed according to a phase diagram where the temperature of the transitions is plotted versus composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-757
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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