Sol-gel transition of alginate solution by additions of various divalent cations: critical behavior of relative viscosity

Zheng Yu Wang, Qing Zhi Zhang, Mikio Konno, Shozaburo Saito

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Abstract

The critical behavior of viscosity near the gelation point was experimentally investigated for alginate solutions by additions of four different divalent cations. The critical exponent for viscosity was found to lie in the range 0.88-1.14 and is in good agreement with the predictions of percolation theory. The results are also comparable with those of several experiment systems reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume186
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Nov 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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