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Conformational Studies of Poly(Ethyl Acrylate-co-Acrylic Acid)

  • Susan P. Gasper
  • Julia S. Tan
Conference paper
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST, volume 2)

Abstract

In recent years, extensive complementary light-scattering and viscosity studies have been carried out by a number of workers for nonionic polymers (1–7) but very few for polyelectrolytes (8–10). Our present work concerns a systematic study of a poly(ethyl acrylate-co-acrylic acid), an interesting polyelectrolyte with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups. The copolymer contains ethyl acrylate and acrylic acid residues in a mole ratio of three to one, respectively (Figure 1). The weight fractions of each comonomer in the polymer were found to be constant over the entire molecular-weight range studied. The different monomer groups are also randomly distributed along each chain.

Keywords

Ionic Strength Acrylic Acid Intrinsic Viscosity Conformational Transition Relative Fluorescence Intensity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan P. Gasper
    • 1
  • Julia S. Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.Eastman Kodak CompanyRochesterUSA

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