Density profiles of well-defined poly(methyl 2-propenyl ether) (PMPE) near water interface

Yukari Oda, Daisuke Kawaguchi, Toyoaki Hirata, Norifumi L. Yamada, Shokyoku Kanaoka, Sadahito Aoshima, Keiji Tanaka

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    Poly(methyl 2-propenyl ether) (PMPE) is structually different in terms of the presence of an α-methyl group on the main chain from poly(vinyl methyl ether) (PVME), the phase behaviors of which have been widely characterized with polystyrene (PS) and water. Due to the incorporation of the α-methyl group, PMPE is immiscible with both PS and water. These results encouraged us to investigate a PMPE/water interface more closely. Thus, the density profiles of PMPE in the vicinity of the water interface were probed by neutron reflectivity (NR) measurement. Even in the presence of the α-methyl group on the main chain, PMPE slightly swelled near the water interface. The obtained results will give us an insight into a better design and construction of the polymers for several bioapplications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-104
    Number of pages6
    JournalMacromolecular Symposia
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Materials Chemistry


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