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Bi-compartmental responsive polymer particles

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A novel type of bi-compartmental copolymer particle was synthesized in one-pot by controlling the phase separation during the polymerization process. The resulting particles have two distinct compartments, one consisting of mainly poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and the other of poly(N,N′-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM). The particles exhibit changeable shapes and properties, such as swelling in solvents and deposition on surfaces, and can be used to control emulsification as a function of pH.

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24 Oct 2014
16 Dec 2014
First published
16 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 2694-2697
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Bi-compartmental responsive polymer particles

J. Liu and J. Huskens, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2694
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08413F

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