Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 179–184 | Cite as

Investigations of polyelectrolyte-transition metal ion association in mixed solvents

  • S. K. Chatterjee
  • F. H. Rajabi
  • B. V. Farahani
  • N. Chatterjee


Association between a typical polyelectrolyte, e.g. poly-(acrylic acid), and a divalent metal ion (e.g. Cu(II)) has been studied using different water-methanol mixtures. Preferential solvation coefficients (λ/c) have been calculated for various solvent compositions. Excellent agreement has been observed between minimum (λ/c), lowest [η] and reduced viscosity (ηsp/c) of the complexes at a specific composition of the solvent. Interpretations have been sought in terms of polyelectrolyte conformational change at this solvent composition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Chatterjee
    • 1
  • F. H. Rajabi
    • 1
  • B. V. Farahani
    • 1
  • N. Chatterjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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