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Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with core–shell morphology below the lower critical solution temperature

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Abstract

Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s in water pass through coil-to-globule transitions. Using calorimetry and the colour change of a solvatochromic dye within the polymer, we show that some compositions have biphasic core–shell morphologies, with globular cores and open coil shells. The two-phase structure is favoured by increased branching and arises because the chain ends penetrate only to a limited degree into the polymer coil.

Graphical abstract: Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with core–shell morphology below the lower critical solution temperature

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2014, accepted on 03 Oct 2014 and first published on 03 Oct 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10076J
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RSC Adv., 2014,4, 50932-50937

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    Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with core–shell morphology below the lower critical solution temperature

    R. Plenderleith, T. Swift and S. Rimmer, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 50932
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10076J

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