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author = {Lopez, CG and Colby, RH and Graham, P and Cabral, JT},
doi = {10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02261},
journal = {Macromolecules},
pages = {332--338},
title = {Viscosity and Scaling of Semiflexible Polyelectrolyte NaCMC in Aqueous Salt Solutions},
url = {},
volume = {50},
year = {2016}

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AB - We investigate the viscosity dependence on concentration and molecular weight of semiflexible polyelectrolyte sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC) in aqueous salt-free and NaCl solutions. Combining new measurements and extensive literature data, we establish relevant power laws and crossovers over a wide range of degree of polymerization (N) as well as polymer (c) and salt (cs) concentrations. In salt-free solution, the overlap concentration shows the expected c ∝ N–2 dependence, and the entanglement crossover scales as ce ∝ N–0.6±0.3, in strong disagreement with scaling theory for which ce ∝ c is expected, but matching the behavior found for flexible polyelectrolytes. A second crossover, to a steep concentration dependence for specific viscosity (ηsp ∝ c3.5±0.2), commonly assigned to the concentrated regime, is shown to follow c ∝ N–0.6±0.2 (with c/ce 6) which thus suggests instead a dynamic crossover, possibly related to entanglement. The scaling of c and ce in 0.01 and 0.1 M NaCl shows neutral polymer in good solvent behavior, characteristic of highly screened polyelectrolyte solutions. This unified scaling picture enables the estimation of viscosity of ubiquitous NaCMC solutions as a function of N, c, and cs and establishes the behavior expected for a range of semiflexible polyelectrolyte solutions.
AU - Lopez,CG
AU - Colby,RH
AU - Graham,P
AU - Cabral,JT
DO - 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02261
EP - 338
PY - 2016///
SN - 0024-9297
SP - 332
TI - Viscosity and Scaling of Semiflexible Polyelectrolyte NaCMC in Aqueous Salt Solutions
T2 - Macromolecules
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VL - 50
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