Influence of Surface Charge Density and Morphology on the Formation of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers on Smooth Charged Cellulose Surfaces
2017 (English)In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 33, no 4, 968-979 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To clarify the importance of the surface charge for the formation of polyelectrolyte multilayers, layer-by-layer (LbL) assemblies of polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (pDADMAC) and polystyrenesulfonate (PSS) have been investigated on cellulose films with different carboxylic acid contents (20, 350, 870, and 1200 μmol/g) regenerated from oxidized cellulose. The wet cellulose films were thoroughly characterized prior to multilayer deposition using quantitative nanomechanical mapping (QNM), which showed that the mechanical properties were greatly affected by the degree of oxidation of the cellulose. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) force measurements were used to determine the surface potential of the cellulose films by fitting the force data to the DLVO theory. With the exception of the 1200 μmol/g film, the force measurements showed a second-order polynomial increase in surface potential with increasing degree of oxidation. The low surface potential for the 1200 μmol/g film was attributed to the low degree of regeneration of the cellulose film in aqueous media due to increasing solubility with increasing charge. The multilayer formation was characterized using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) and stagnation-point adsorption reflectometry (SPAR). Extensive deswelling was observed for the charged films when pDADMAC was adsorbed due to the reduced osmotic pressure when ions inside the film were released, and the 1:1 charge compensation showed that all the charges in the films were reached by the pDADMAC. The multilayer formation was not significantly affected by the charge density above 350 μmol/g due to interlayer repulsions, but it was strongly affected by the salt concentration during the layer build-up.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 33, no 4, 968-979 p.
Polymer Chemistry Physical Chemistry Nano Technology
Research subject Fibre and Polymer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-202758DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04217ISI: 000393269700016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-202758DiVA: diva2:1078588
FunderKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201703132017-03-062017-03-062017-03-13Bibliographically approved