Solubility of Polymers

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For analysis of polymers using GPEC or SEC, use this table to find the appropriate solvent.

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Solubility: sorted on polymer type

 polymer solvent
acrylics N-methyl-2-pyrolidinon
alfa-methylstyrene polymeren THF
cellulose derivatives N-methyl-2-pyrolidinon
crosslinked polymers almost insoluble
epoxy, unhardened N-methyl-2-pyrolidinon
ethene-propene rubber o-dichlorobenzene (hot)
melamine resin, unhardened formic acid
poly(1-butene) (not crosslinked) THF
poly(styrene-co-butadiene) (not crosslinked) THF
polyacrylamide water
polyacrylates xyleen (boiling)
polyacrylic acid water
polyacrylonitrile N,N-dimethylformamide (hot)
polyamides formic acid, m-cresol
polybutadiene (not crosslinked) THF
polycarbonate THF
polychloroprene (not crosslinked) THF
polychlorotrifluoroethene xyleen (boiling)
polydimethylsiloxane o-dichlorobenzene (hot)
polyehtyleneglycol (PEG) water
polyesters N-methyl-2-pyrolidinon
polyethers THF
polyethylene o-dichlorobenzene (hot)
polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) nitrobenzene, m-cresol, HFIP
polyfenyleneoxide xyleen (boiling)
polyfluorohydrocarbons almost insoluble
polyformaldehyde N,N-dimethylformamide (hot)
polyimides almost insoluble
polyisobutene (not crosslinked) THF
polyisoprene (not crosslinked) THF
polymethacrylates THF
polymethacrylic acid water
polyolefines xyleen (boiling)
polypeptides water
polypropylene o-dichlorobenzene (hot)
polysaccharides water
polyurethanes, crosslinked almost insoluble
polyvinylacetate THF
polyvinylalcohol water
polyvinylalcohol derivatives formic acid
polyvinylbromide THF
polyvinylchloride THF
polyvinylmethylether water
polyvinylpyrrolidinon water
styrene polymeren THF, xyleen (boiling)
thermoharders almost insoluble
urea resin, unhardened formic acid
vinylchloride polymeren xyleen (boiling)
vulcanised rubbers almost insoluble

Solubility: sorted on solvent

solvent polymer
  • polyacrylamide
  • polyacrylic acid
  • polymethacrylic acid
  • polyvinylalcohol
  • polyvinylmethylether
  • polyehtyleneglycol
  • polyvinylpyrrolidinon
  • polypeptides
  • polysaccharides
  • styrene polymeren
  • alfa-methylstyrene polymeren
  • polyvinylchloride
  • polyvinylbromide
  • polyvinylacetate
  • polycarbonate
  • polymethacrylates
  • polyethers
  • polybutadiene (not crosslinked)
  • poly(1-butene) (not crosslinked)
  • polyisobutene (not crosslinked)
  • polyisoprene (not crosslinked)
  • polychloroprene (not crosslinked)
  • poly(styrene-co-butadiene) (not crosslinked)
xyleen (boiling)
  • polyolefines
  • styrene polymeren
  • vinylchloride polymeren
  • polyacrylates
  • polyfenyleneoxide
  • polychlorotrifluoroethene
N,N-dimethylformamide (hot)
  • polyacrylonitrile
  • polyformaldehyde
  • formic acid
  • polyamides
  • polyvinylalcohol derivatives
  • urea resin, unhardened
  • melamine resin, unhardened
  • polyethyleneterephthalate
o-dichlorobenzene (hot)
  • polyethylene
  • polypropylene
  • ethene-propene rubber
  • polydimethylsiloxane
  • acrylics
  • epoxy, unhardened
  • cellulose derivatives
  • polyesters
  • polyamides
  • m-cresol
  • polyethyleneterephthalate
almost insoluble
  • polyfluorohydrocarbons
  • polyimides
  • crosslinked polymers
  • vulcanised rubbers
  • thermoharders
  • polyurethanes, crosslinked
last update: augustus 11, 2007