Temperature dependence of the colloidal stability of neutral amphiphilic polymers in water

Vladimir Aseyev, Heikki Tenhu, Francoise M. Winnik

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Abstract

Various thermally responsive polymers and their derivatives form colloidally stable nanosized particles upon heating of their aqueous solutions. A compilation of the types of polymers reported to exhibit this behaviour is presented in this review, including poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), poly(N-vinylcaprolactam), and poly(vinyl methylether) together with their copolymers with either hydrophobic or hydrophilic monomers. in all cases experimental evidence is presented, together with various theoretical models. Possible mechanisms responsible for the stabilisation of these colloids are discussed.
Translated title of the contributionTemperature dependence of the colloidal stability of neutral amphiphilic polymers in water.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConformation-Dependent Design of Sequences in Copolymers II
EditorsAlexei R. Khokhlov
Number of pages85
Volume196
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Publication date2006
Pages1-85
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-29515-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-32947-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • review neutral amphiphilic polymer colloidal stability temp dependence
  • 116 Chemical sciences

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