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Separation of Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyvinyl Acetate by Chromatographic Methods


THE material used in this work was known to contain at least two co-polymers. A method of separation was sought which would not require a complex chemical procedure. The separation of high polymers by chromatographic means was carried out by Claesson1, while separations on columns packed with carbon black were attempted by Landler2.

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LANGFORD, W., VAUGHAN, D. Separation of Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyvinyl Acetate by Chromatographic Methods. Nature 184, 116–117 (1959).

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