Studies on the states of water and sodium ions in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) gel

Annaka Masahiko, Keiko Motokawa, Takayuki Nakahira

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The state of water and sodium ions in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) gel were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and 1H and 23Na NMR. The motional state of water in the gel is restricted at the phase transition point. DSC and 1H NMR suggest that the associated water is considered to be transformed into nonfreezing water on increasing the volume fraction of the polymer. 23Na NMR indicates that the sodium environment is distorted at higher temperatures, leading to an increase for the bound values of both linewidth and chemical shift, which is consistent with the finding that the introduction of Na+ ions into a hydrated gel system increases the amount of nonfreezing water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6643-6646
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers & Short Notes
Issue number12 A
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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