Thermosensitive micellization of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-Poly(N- isopropylacrylamide) in water

Kavoko Nishizono, Motoyasu Kobayashi, Atsushi Takahara, Annaka Masahiko

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Recently, the behavior of amphiphilic block copolymers in aqueous solutions has attracted considerable attention. We investigated the self-assembly of Poly(ethylene glycol)-block-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PEG-b-PNIPAM) in water. PEG-b-PNIPAM are synthesized by the atom transfer radical polymerization of NIPAM using PEG macro-initiator. By dynamic light scattering measurements, it is suggested that micro phase separation occurs above 20°C to form disordered micelles.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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