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標題: Thermally Induced Polymeric Assemblies from the PAAc-Based Copolymer Containing Both PNIPAAm and mPEG Grafts in Water
作者: Chiang, W.H.
Hsu, Y.H.
Chern, C.S.
Chiu, H.C.
關鍵字: responsive block-copolymer;poly n-isopropylacrylamide;aqueous-solutions;triblock copolymer;poly(ethylene glycol);raft;polymerization;structural-changes;chemical-shifts;temperature;ph
Project: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
期刊/報告no:: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Volume 113, Issue 13, Page(s) 4187-4196.
Graft copolymer comprising acrylic acid (AAc) units as the backbone and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) and monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG) as the grafts undergoes phase transition and supramolecular assembly into colloidal particles in water upon the thermally induced hydrophobic association. The structural characteristics of the polymeric assemblies made from the graft copolymer in water are strongly dependent on the copolymer concentration and the way that the copolymer solution is subjected to heating from 25 T to the phase transition region (occurring in the range 30 similar to 35 degrees C). The resultant assemblies are characterized by forming hydrophobic PNIPAAm regions with the multicore architecture and intercore connections. Interesting enough, these colloidal systems obtained from the copolymer Solutions at different concentrations (10.0 and 1.0 mg/mL) and heating methods (fast and slow heating) exhibit very different structural responses when subjected to further temperature increase (from 30 similar to 35 to 60 degrees C). The mutual interactions among the components (PAAc backbone and PNIPAAm and mPEG grafts) of the copolymer were shown to play a crucial role in the evolution of the ultimate assembly structure. A molecular packing model was proposed to illustrate the mechanisms of the thermally induced structural transformation processes for the amphiphilic graft copolymer in water.
ISSN: 1520-6106
DOI: 10.1021/jp8106292
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