Water swelling, brine soluble imidazole based zwitterionic polymers-synthesis and study of reversible UCST behaviour and gel-sol transitions

Vivek Arjunan Vasantha, Satyasankar Jana, Anbanandam Parthiban, Julius G. Vancso

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New vinylbenzene substituted imidazole based zwitterionic polymers with unique characteristics like swelling in water and solubility in concentrated brine solution in which they exhibited a reversible upper critical solution temperature (UCST) and gel-sol transitions are reported herein.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalChemical communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2014

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