A novel thermosensitive polymer, poly(methyl 2-propionamidoacrylate), with geminal substituents

Hirokazu Okamura, Takeshi Mori, Keiji Minagawa, Seizo Masuda, Masami Tanaka

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Abstract

A novel thermosensitive polymer, poly(methyl 2- propionamidoacrylate) (PMPA), was prepared and the phase transition behavior in an aqueous solution was studied. PMPA have geminal substituents of propionamide and methoxy carbonyl in each monomer unit. It was found that PMPA shows the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) at 50.6°C sharply. The LCST of PMPA was almost independent of the polymer concentration above 40 g/l, while, below 40 g/l, it decreased with the increasing polymer concentration. The effect of salt addition (NaCl, NaBr, and Na2SO4) on the LCST was also studied. The LCST of PMPA linearly decreased with the increasing concentration of each salt. The salting-out effect of these salts was in line with the Hofmeister series: Na2SO4 > NaCl > NaBr.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3825-3828
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer
Volume43
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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