Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1995, 60, 1653-1660

Light Scattering from Associating Polymers in Solution

Walther Burcharda, Robert Dolegaa and Walter H. Stockmayerb

a Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie, Freiburg i.Br., D-79104, Germany
b Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, U.S.A.


The effects of polymolecularity on the second and third light-scattering virial coefficients are calculated for some sample distributions and compared to the values obtained from an approximate treatment by Burchard and coworkers. It is concluded that the Burchard scheme, designed to facilitate the evaluation of light scattering data for associating systems, is generally reliable.