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upper critical solution temperature

Recommended acronym: UCST

Critical temperature above which a mixture is miscible.
  1. Above the UCST and below the LCST, if it exists, a single phase exists for all compositions.
  2. The UCST depends upon the pressure and molar-mass distributions of the constituent polymer(s).
  3. For a mixture containing or consisting of polymeric components, these may be different polymers or species of different molar mass of the same polymer.
PAC, 2004, 76, 1985 (Definition of terms related to polymer blends, composites, and multiphase polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2004)) on page 1999
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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