Water-soluble polymers with tunable temperature sensitivity: Solution behavior

M. Rackaitis, K. Strawhecker, E. Manias

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Abstract

A series of linear polymers with a systematically varied hydrophobic/hydrophilic balance in their monomer was synthesized and explored its water-solution behavior. It was shown through simple scaling arguments that these temperature-responsive polymers obey a linear dependence of the transition temperature on the monomeric hydrophobic/hydrophilic balance. By tailoring the monomer stoichiometry, transition temperatures from 7 to 70°C in water at ambient pressures were achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2339-2342
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Volume40
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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