Phase Transition of Poly(acrylic acid-co-N-isopropylacrylamide) Core-shell Nanogels
- Received Date: 2012-04-28
Abstract: A series of poly(acrylic acid) macromolecular chain transfer agents with different molecular weights were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) poly-merization and characterized by 1H NMR and gel permeation chromatography. Multirespon-sive core-shell nanogels were prepared by dispersion polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide in water using these poly(potassium acrylate) macro-RAFT agents as the electrosteric sta-bilizer. The size of the nanogels decreases with the amount of the macro-RAFT agent, indicating that the surface area occupied by per polyelectrolyte group is a critical param-eter for stabilizing the nanogels. The volume phase transition and the zeta potentials of the nanogels in aqueous solutions were studied by dynamic light scattering and zetasizer analyzer, respectively.
|Citation:||Xiao-bing Liu, Jian-feng Zhou, Xiao-dong Ye. Phase Transition of Poly(acrylic acid-co-N-isopropylacrylamide) Core-shell Nanogels[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2012, 25(4): 463-468. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/25/04/463-468|