Highly Water-Soluble Thermally Responsive Poly(thiophene)-Based Brushes

Authors

  • Sreelatha S. Balamurugan Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Biomodular Multi-Scale Systems, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1804, USA, Fax: (+1) 225-578-3458
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  • Grigor B. Bantchev Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Biomodular Multi-Scale Systems, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1804, USA, Fax: (+1) 225-578-3458
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  • Yuming Yang,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Biomodular Multi-Scale Systems, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1804, USA, Fax: (+1) 225-578-3458
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  • Robin L. McCarley Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Biomodular Multi-Scale Systems, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1804, USA, Fax: (+1) 225-578-3458
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  • We acknowledge funding from NSF (CHE-0108961), NSF EPSCoR (EPS-0346411), and the State of Louisiana. We also thank Dr. Rafael Cueto, Prof. Ioan Negulescu, and Rebecca Brauch for GPC, DSC, and MALDI-MS analyses, respectively, and Prof. Paul S. Russo for helpful comments.

Abstract

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Ungewöhnliche Bürsten: Aus einem Poly(thiophen)-Rückgrat und aufgepfropften Poly(N-isopropylacrylamid)-Ketten bestehende Bürsten zeigen die bisher höchste Wasserlöslichkeit eines neutralen Poly(thiophens) sowie temperaturabhängige optische Eigenschaften und Wasserlöslichkeiten (siehe Bild). Der π-π*-Übergang des Poly(thiophen)-Rückgrats im Pfropfpolymer verschiebt sich in der Nähe der Kollapstemperatur der Poly(N-isopropylacrylamid)-Ketten.

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