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Issue 7, 2010
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PMMA based soluble polymeric temperature sensors based on UCST transition and solvatochromic dyes

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Abstract

Poly(methyl methacrylate) copolymers labeled with a UV/vis or fluorescent dye were synthesized by RAFT polymerization and subsequently investigated as optical or fluorescent temperature sensors in ethanol. The UCST transition of PMMA in combination with solvatochromic dyes was found to result in a wide linear temperature response and to provide insights into the structural conformation of the PMMA chains during the UCST phase transition.

Graphical abstract: PMMA based soluble polymeric temperature sensors based on UCST transition and solvatochromic dyes

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The article was received on 21 May 2010, accepted on 23 May 2010 and first published on 12 Jun 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00162G
Polym. Chem., 2010,1, 1005-1008

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    PMMA based soluble polymeric temperature sensors based on UCST transition and solvatochromic dyes

    C. Pietsch, R. Hoogenboom and U. S. Schubert, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 1005
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00162G

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