Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
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Online ISSN: 1099-0488
Associated Title(s): Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
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Publishes papers on the physics of polymers, including applications, theory and modeling and experiments. 2012 ISI Impact Factor: 2.221
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- Effect of chemical functionalization on the mechanical properties of polypropylene hollow fiber membranes
Joseph V. Alexander, James W. Neely and Eric A. Grulke
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23572
Polymeric hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) are used in a variety of applications, including blood oxygenation, hemodialysis, and gas separation. Since their surface properties may not always be optimal for all of these applications, they are often modified to change the hydrophilicity, alter the electrical properties, or deposit a coating. This study evaluates the effects of common oxidizing agents on the mechanical properties of HFMs, providing a basis for the development of chemical functionalization processes.
- Effect of PS-b-PCL block copolymer on reaction-induced phase separation in epoxy/PEI blend
Zonglian Xia, Weizhen Li, Jindian Ding, Ao Li and Wenjun Gan
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23575
A secondary phase separation and typical phase inverted morphology was obtained in epoxy/PEI blends after adding PS-b-PCL. The preferential location of the PS-b-PCL in the epoxy-rich phase enhanced the viscoelastic effect of epoxy/PEI system and lead to a dynamic asymmetric system between PEI and epoxy. When the diffusion of the epoxy molecule is no longer able to follow the size growth of the epoxy-rich domain, secondary phase separation takes place.
- You have free access to this contentGiant surfactants based on molecular nanoparticles: Precise synthesis and solution self-assembly
Xinfei Yu, Yiwen Li, Xue-Hui Dong, Kan Yue, Zhiwei Lin, Xueyan Feng, Mingjun Huang, Wen-Bin Zhang and Stephen Z. D. Cheng
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23571
Giant surfactants have emerged as a new class of self-assembling materials that capture the structural features of both small-molecule surfactants and amphiphilic block copolymers. Comprised of polymer-tethered molecular nanoparticles, they display unique self-assembled nanostructures in solution. This review summarizes recent progress on the study of giant surfactants, focusing on the design and synthesis of prototype giant surfactants, as well as their rich self-assembled morphologies in solution states.
- Probing microphase separation and proton transport cooperativity in polymer-tethered 1H-tetrazoles
Brian L. Chaloux, Holly L. Ricks-Laskoski, Joel B. Miller, Kaitlin M. Saunders and Michael A. Hickner
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23573
To elucidate the origins of proton conductivity and microphase separation in a styrenic 1H-tetrazole polymer (PS-Tet), its physical and conductive properties are compared with a carboxylic acid analog (PS-HA). Although exhibiting similar aqueous properties, 1H-tetrazole and carboyxlic acid give rise to fundamentally different physics and conductivity in polymers containing them. Despite similar polymer water uptake, these differences extend to both anhydrous and hydrated conditions.
- Thermo-responsive gels in the presence of monovalent salt at physiological concentrations: A Monte Carlo simulation study
Manuel Quesada-Pérez, Silvia Ahualli and Alberto Martín-Molina
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23576
Coarse-grained simulations of thermo-responsive gels allow for the consideration of particle-particle interactions neglected by many Flory–Rehner inspired swelling theories, such as volume excluded forces, whose effect could be significant in collapsed states and/or in the presence of salt at physiological conditions. This information can be very useful to understand how the additional electrolyte contributes to the shrinking, but it also can be interesting for biotechnological applications.