Bi-compartmental responsive polymer particles

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Abstract

A novel type of bi-compartmental copolymer particle was synthesized in one-pot by controlling the phase separation during the polymerization process. The resulting particles have two distinct compartments, one consisting of mainly poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and the other of poly(N,N′-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM). The particles exhibit changeable shapes and properties, such as swelling in solvents and deposition on surfaces, and can be used to control emulsification as a function of pH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2694-2697
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications
Volume51
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • IR-99643
  • METIS-314651

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