Determination of Quantitative Structure–Property Relationships of Solvent Resistance of Polycarbonate Copolymers Using a Resonant Multisensor System

  • Radislav A. PotyrailoEmail author
  • Ronald J. Wroczynski
  • Patrick J. McCloskey
  • William G. Morris
Part of the Integrated Analytical Systems book series (ANASYS)


In sensor and microfluidic applications, the need is to have an adequate solvent resistance of polymers to prevent degradation of the substrate surface upon deposition of sensor formilations, to prevent contamination of the solvent-containing sensor formulations or contamination of organic liquid reactions in microfluidic channels. Unfortunately, no comprehensive quantitative reference solubility data of unstressed copolymers is available to date. In this study, we evaluate solvent-resistance of several polycarbonate copolymers prepared from the reaction of hydroquinone (HQ), resorcinol (RS), and bisphenol A (BPA). Our high-throughput polymer evaluation approach permitted the construction of detailed solvent-resistance maps, the development of quantitative structure–property relationships for BPA-HQ-RS copolymers and provided new knowledge for the further development of the polymeric sensor and microfluidic components.


Print Circuit Board Methyl Ethyl Ketone Solvent Resistance Bromothymol Blue Microfluidic Application 
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Authors are grateful to William D. Richards for helpful discussions on conventional test methods of environmental stress cracking resistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radislav A. Potyrailo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ronald J. Wroczynski
    • 2
  • Patrick J. McCloskey
    • 2
  • William G. Morris
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical and Biological Sensing Laboratory, Chemistry Technologies and Material CharacterizationGeneral Electric Global Research, NiskayunaNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Global Research CenterGeneral Electric CompanyNiskayunaUSA

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