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New Polymers for Aqueous Two-Phase Systems

  • Folke Tjerneld

Abstract

New aqueous polymer two-phase systems have been studied. The aim has been to develop phase systems suitable for large scale applications. Derivatives of starch, cellulose and poly(vinyl alcohol) were investigated. The phase separation in aqueous solutions of the polymers was studied, as well as the partitioning in the new phase systems of macromolecules, cell particles and cells. With cellulose derivatives it has been found that phase systems can be formed at very low polymer concentrations. In phase systems based on poly(vinyl alcohol) new partitioning properties have been obtained.

Keywords

Polymer Concentration Phase System Vinyl Alcohol Salt Composition Increase Polymer Concentration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Folke Tjerneld
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Chemical CenterUniversity of LundLundSweden

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