Title

A New Polymer with a Lower Critical Solution Temperature: Poly(alpha-methoxymethyl Acrylic Acid)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1998

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

A new monomer and its water-soluble polymer have been synthesized containing pendant methyl ether and carboxylic acid groups. This polymer was found to possess a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) in pure water that is dependent on added salt and almost independent of polymer concentration (above 3 x 10(-4) wt.%). Values of the LCST typically ranged from around 40-50 degrees C but decreased to 35 degrees C in 1% NaCl. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Title

Polymer

Volume

39

Issue

12

First Page

2693

Last Page

2695