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Title The pH-induced swelling and collapse atom transfer radical polymerization
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Abstract We have used neutron reflectometry to characterize the swelling behaviour of brushes of poly[2-(diethyl amino)ethyl metbacrylate], a polybase, as a function of pH. The brushes, synthesized by the "grafting from" method of atom transfer radical polymerization, were observed to approximately double their thickness in low pH solutions, although the pK(a) is shifted to a lower pH than in dilute solution. The composition-depth profile obtained from the reflectometry experiments for the swollen brushes reveals a region depleted in polymer between the substrate and the extended part of the brush.
Organisation CCLRC , ISIS
Keywords POLYELECTROLYTE BRUSHES , CONTROLLED GROWTH , SILICON SURFACES , DENSITY PROFILES , WATER , HOMOPOLYMERS , COPOLYMERS , INTERFACE , POLYMERS , CHAINS , ISIS 2007
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article Soft Matter 2 (2006): 1076-1080. doi:10.1039/b611847j 2006
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