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organic solvent

[ȯr′gan·ik ′säl·vənt]
(organic chemistry)
Liquid organic compound with the power to dissolve solids, gases, or liquids (miscibility); examples are methanol (methyl alcohol), CH3OH, and benzene, C6H6.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In Figure 2, it is shown that the increase of water molar fraction in the organic solvent is associated to the decrease of the absorbance [A.sub.M]/[A.sub.D] ratio, which can be inferred through the ratio ([A.sub.M]/[A.sub.D]).
The effect of using an aqueous dispersion or an organic solvent (THF) during the chain extension step on the average molar mass and radius of gyration of the PU was studied using static light scattering (SLS).
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The apparent first-order rate constants for the polymerization of HEMA in ST/TEOHA system in aqueous and organic solvent are reported in Table 1.