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Quantitative Determination of Absorbed Water in Co(polyether) Polyurethane Membranes Using FT-IR/ATR

Volume 42, Number 4 (June 1988) Page 699-701

Hartauer, K.J.; Matheson, L.E.; Guillory, J.K.


The tendency of a polymer to undergo hydration in the presence of water can significantly affect its mechanical and mass transport properties. The degree of swelling of a polymer can be controlled by copolymerization of hydrophilic and hydrophobic reactants.