Partially deuterated gradient poly(2-oxazolines): self-assembly studies


Gradient and block copoly(2-oxazoline)s have been prepared comprising a partially deuterated hydrophilic poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) part and a hydrogenated poly(2-phenyl-2-oxazoline).SANS will be performed both in deuterated water as well as mixtures of deuterated and hydrogenated water and mixtures thereof to vary the contrast between the different parts of these partial deuterated copolymers. The additional contrast coming form the partial deuteration of the hydrophilic monomer will be utilized to probe the difference in micellar structures between gradient and block copolymers, whereby it it expected that the gradient monomer distribution will lead to a less dense internal structure of the micelles. These experiments will provide important novel insights into the effect of monomer distribution on the self-assemby behavior of amphiphilic copolymers.

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Creator Professor Richard Hoogenboom; Professor Sergej Filippov; Ms Anja Bogomolova; Dr Petr Stepanek
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2016
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
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Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-10-16T17:37:51Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-10-19T08:53:28Z