Determination of thermodynamic interactions of polylactide and biphasic calcium phosphate/polylactidecomposite by inverse gas chromatography at infinite dilution
AuthorsNastasović, Aleksandra B.
Ignjatović, Nenad L.
Markovic, Dana D.
Ekmescic, Bojana M.
Maksin, Danijela D.
Onjia, Antonije E.
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Inverse gas chromatography at infinite dilution was applied to determine the thermodynamic interactions of poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) and the composite of biphasic calcium phosphate and PLLA (BCP/PLLA). The specific retention volumes, , of 11 organic compounds of different chemical nature and polarity (non-polar, donor or acceptor) were determined in the temperature range of 308-378 K for PLLA and 308-398 K for BCP/PLLA. The weight fraction activity coefficients of test sorbates, , and the Flory-Huggins interaction parameters, , were estimated and discussed in terms of interactions of the sorbates with PLLA and BCP/PLLA. Also, the partial molar free energy, , the partial molar heat of mixing, , the sorption molar free energy, , the sorption enthalpy, , and the sorption entropy, , were analyzed. A different chromatographic behavior of the two investigated samples, PLLA and BCP/PLLA, was observed. The values of indicated n-alkanes, diethyl ether, tetrahydrofurane (THF), cyclohexane, benzene,... dioxane (except for 338 K), and ethyl acetate (EtAc) (except for 338 K) as non-solvents, and chloroform (CHCl3) as good solvent (except for 378 K) for PLLA. For BCP/PLLA, CHCl3, EtAc (for 378 K), dioxane (except for 378 K), and THF were indicated as good solvents.