Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 75, Issue 9, pp 4117–4127 | Cite as

Synthesis and properties of thermo-responsive azobenzene-based supramolecular dendronized copolymer

  • ChangAn YangEmail author
  • Ling Chen
  • He Huang
  • Ying Lu
  • JianMin Yi
Original Paper


For the development of stimuli-responsive polymers, a series of novel thermo-responsive azobenzene-based supramolecular dendronized copolymers (4-(4′-(3, 4, 5-tris (2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethoxy) benzyloxy) phenylazo) benzyl methacrylate) x -co-(N-Vinyl Pyrrolidone)y (PTEO2Azo x -co-PVP y ) have been successfully synthesized. We have investigated how the effects of temperature, content of azobenzene moiety, concentration, type and concentration of salt on the phase-transition behaviors of the dendronized copolymers, and the dendronized copolymers PTEO2Azo x -co-PVP y all showed the remarkably thermo-responsive phase-transition behaviors.


Dendronized copolymer Thermo-sensitivity Azobenzene moiety Phase transition 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21576076 and 21471053) and Hunan Provincial Innovation Foundation For Postgraduate (No. CX2017B767).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHunan Institute of Science and TechnologyYueyangPeople’s Republic of China

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