Thermo-Responsive Polyoxazolines with Widely Tuneable LCST

Authors

  • Christina Diehl,

    1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
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  • Helmut Schlaad

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    1. Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
    • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam, Germany. Fax: +49(0)331 567 9502
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Abstract

The “click” modification of statistical poly[2-(isopropyl/3-butenyl)-2-oxazoline] copolymers with ω-functionalized thiols can be used to generate a toolbox of thermo-responsive polymers. The cloud points of the polymers can be finely tuned over a wide range as a function of composition and hydrophilicity of the side chain (hydrocarbon, alcohol, carboxylic acid, etc.). Glycopolymers can be prepared exhibiting predictable cloud points in the whole accessible temperature range for water.

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