© 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York. One of the most important challenges facing nanotechnology is to identify methods that relate the synthesis of nanomaterials with their final applications. This work proposes a thermodynamic method to understand the stimuli-response of functionalized polymeric particles with NaOH using the partial volumes of interaction, partial compressibilities of interaction, partial enthalpies of interaction and the average hydrodynamic diameter. These properties have been calculated from experimental measurements made by mechanical oscillation densimetry, the sound speed technique, isothermal titration calorimetry, dynamic light scattering and zeta potential. The thermodynamic method allows determination of how and where the interactions take place on the polymeric particles. From the methodological point of view, the thermodynamic fundamentals of the method were tested by simulating the partial properties calculated from volumetric data of a ternary liquid mixture taken from the literature.
Del Río, J. M., Santillan, R., Vallejo, I., Grolier, J. P. E., Jiménez-Ángeles, F., & Corea, M. (2015). A thermodynamic method to study the interaction between naoh and highly carboxylated polymeric particles in solution. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 963-986. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10953-014-0236-6