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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 18 2006|
|Event||55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan|
Duration: May 24 2006 → May 26 2006
|Other||55th SPSJ Annual Meeting|
|Period||5/24/06 → 5/26/06|
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