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Polyvinyl alcohol surface modification

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Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) is a polymer used in numerous applications, principally those in which its high water solubility is a desirable asset. However there are also areas where PVA is limited by its inherent solubility (for example some specific environments in the biomedical field). This work has sought to overcome such limits by manipulating the surface of PVA in order to propose various means by which the surface solvent resistance might be increased while maintaining the bulk prop...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2012-04-12

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