Aggregation and protein binding of sodium maleate copolymers with varying hydrophobicities.

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Abstract

Copolymers of sodium maleate with Me methacrylate, styrene, or vinyl acetate have been synthesized and studied in aq. NaCl solns. of various ionic strengths. The polymers are polyelectrolytes with varying hydrophobicities, and their soln. properties have been studied using static and dynamic light scattering. Copolymers contg. Me methacrylate or styrene were shown to aggregate in water upon increasing salt concn. Copolymers of sodium maleate and vinyl acetate do not assoc. with increasing ionic strength. The binding of bovine serum albumin and cytochrome C to the sodium maleate copolymers was also investigated by light scattering. It was obsd. that cytochrome C forms complexes with the copolymers contg. Me methacrylate or vinyl acetate whereas albumin does not bind to any of the copolymers studied. [on SciFinder(R)]
Translated title of the contributionAggregation and protein binding of sodium maleate copolymers with varying hydrophobicities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Volume15
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
ISSN1042-7147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • sodium maleate copolymer mol assocn protein binding hydrophobicity

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