intrinsic viscosity

of a polymer
Synonym: limiting viscosity number
The limiting value of the reduced viscosity, ηi/c or the inherent viscosity, ηinh, at infinite dilution of the polymer, i.e. \[[\eta] = \lim _{c\rightarrow 0}\frac{\eta _{\text{i}}}{c}=\lim _{c\rightarrow 0}\eta _{\text{inh}}\]
  1. This term is also known in the literature as the Staudinger index.
  2. The unit must be specified; cm3 g-1 is recommended.
  3. This quantity is neither a @V06627@ nor a pure number. The term is to be looked on as a traditional name. Any replacement by consistent terminology would produce unnecessary confusion in the polymer literature. Synonymous with limiting viscosity number.
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