Surface segregation of watersoluble-hydrophobic block copolymers

Hideaki Yokoyama, Takayuki Miyamae, Seok Han, Takashi Ishizone, Atsushi Takahara, Keiji Tanaka, Naoya Torikai

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A block copolymer of deuterated polystyrene (dPS) and 2-[2-(2- methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]ethyl methacrylate (PME3MA) spontaneously exposes the PME3MA block, which is soluble in water, to the surface in a vacuum. dPS-PME3MA mixed with polystyrene (PS) segregates to the PS surface spontaneously and changes the hydrophobic PS surface into hydrophilic surface. The detail of the segregation will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Yokoyama, H., Miyamae, T., Han, S., Ishizone, T., Takahara, A., Tanaka, K., & Torikai, N. (2005). Surface segregation of watersoluble-hydrophobic block copolymers. In 54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Polymer Preprints, Japan (1 ed., Vol. 54, pp. 974)