Effect of end group of side chains on surface properties of diblock copolymers

Tisato Kajiyama, Tasuo Teraya, Atsushi Takahara

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The A-B diblock copolymers with comb shape structure were prepared from styrene (St) and either methacrylate of poly(ethyleneglycol) monomethyl ether (MPEGM) or methacrylate of poly(ethyleneglycol) (HPEGM). The surface chemical analysis of the polymer at air-solid interface by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) revealed the enrichment of MPEGM for MPEGM/St and St for HPEGM/St diblock copolymers, which indicated that the end group of the side chain determined surface composition. Dynamic contact angle measurements revealed that the migration of hydrophilic poly(ethyleneglycol) at solid-water interface occurred upon immersing the film specimen in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-340
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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