Self-assembling zwitterionic carboxybetaine copolymers via aqueous SET-LRP from hemicellulose multi-site initiators
2012 (English)In: Polymer Chemistry, ISSN 1759-9954, Vol. 3, no 10, 2920-2927 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The zwitterionic carboxybetaines, (3-methacryloylamino-propyl)-(2-carboxy-ethyl)-dimethyl-ammonium (CBMAA-3) and (3-acryloylamino-propyl)-(2-carboxy-ethyl)-dimethyl-ammonium (CBAA-3), were successfully grafted from a galactoglucomannan macroinitiator. The macroinitiator was prepared from the hemicellulose acetylated galactoglucomannan functionalised with alpha-bromoisobutyric acid. The polymerisation of the betaines was efficiently carried out by a Cu(0) wire catalysed single electron-transfer living radical polymerisation (SET-LRP) in aqueous solution yielding water-soluble graft copolymers and nearly pseudo-first order kinetics suggesting a good degree of control over the polymerisation process. The graft copolymers spontaneously self-assembled in aqueous solution into well-defined nanoparticles highly stable in aqueous media.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 3, no 10, 2920-2927 p.
Transfer Radical Polymerization, Poly(Ethylene Oxide), Surface Modification, Raft Polymerization, Methyl Acrylate, Cu(0) Wire, Cellulose, Brushes, Phosphorylcholine, 25-Degrees-C
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102928DOI: 10.1039/c2py20421eISI: 000308100200033ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865781794OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102928DiVA: diva2:557475
QC 201209282012-09-282012-09-282012-09-28Bibliographically approved