The Role of Polymers in the Stabilization of Disperse Systems
Nonionic polymers can impart stability to a colloidal dispersion in at least two different ways:
if attached to the colloidal particles, they can generate steric stabilization;
if free in solution, they may generate depletion stabilization.
KeywordsDispersion Medium Acrylic Acid Free Volume Ethylene Oxide Vinyl Alcohol
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