Faculty Publications

Title

Hydrogen bonding potential, HBP: A model for predicting resin solubilities in organic solvents

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Polymer Engineering & Science

Volume

23

Issue

15

First Page

810

Last Page

815

Abstract

In a previous paper, a two‐parameter model was described that could be used to predict the hydrogen bond enthalpy of formation between two compounds forming a single hydrogen bond. This paper describes the extension of the use of the two parameters for solvents and polymeric resins in another mathematical model that involves four terms that determine the “hydrogen bonding potential” (HBP) interaction between a resin and a given solvent. Each solvent and each resin can be assigned a donating and accepting parameter (relative to hydrogen bond formation) that combine to yield a numeric value for HBP. A negative HBP value is associated with favorable hydrogen bonding between a resin and a solvent which should correspond to a situation in which solution formation is favorable. A positive HBP value indicates unfavorable interaction which discourages solution formation. Thus, HBP becomes a predictive model of solubilities. Numerical data are presented for four resins and 26 solvents that correlate well with observed solubility behavior. Using this model, it is also possible to construct “solubility maps,” and these are also discussed. Copyright © 1983 Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1002/pen.760231504

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