Interim Report on the Thermoreversible Gelation of Polymers

  • Anne Hiltner


This interim report presents the current state of our knowledge and speculation regarding the thermoreversible gelation of atactic polystyrene, and the broader implications to thermoreversible gelation of crystallizable polymers. Since we first reported the phenomenon in 1979, considerable interest has been stimulated as the implications for both the solution and solid states have been recognized. The early interest and subsequent contributions of Dr. Raymond F. Boyer makes this a particularly timely occasion for this review.


Carbon Disulfide Junction Point Crystallizable Polymer Gelation Behavior Rubbery Plateau 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Hiltner
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  1. 1.Department of Macromolecular ScienceCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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