A New Polymer with a Lower Critical Solution Temperature: Poly(alpha-methoxymethyl Acrylic Acid)
Polymers and High Performance Materials
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.
Mathias, L. J.,
Thompson, R. D.,
(1998). A New Polymer with a Lower Critical Solution Temperature: Poly(alpha-methoxymethyl Acrylic Acid). Polymer, 39(12), 2693-2695.
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