Synthesis and screening of polymer libraries for LCST behavior and mechanical properties

R. Hoogenboom, D.J.R. Fournier, J.M. Kranenburg, U.S. Schubert

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The synthesis and characterization of well-defined (co)polymers is one of the major areas in polymer science. The development of high-throughput polymn. and characterization methods seem to be ideally suited to synthesis and screen libraries of well-defined (co)polymers for the detn. of structure-property relationships. In this contribution, we report our recent investigations on the development of responsive materials. The most studied class of stimuli-responsive materials are polymers with a lower crit. soln. temp. (LCST). A library of copolymers consisting of N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) and methoxy poly(ethylene oxide) methacrylate (PEGMA) was prepd. and screened for LCST behavior. The second part of this contribution will deal with the detn. of mech. properties of libraries of poly(2-oxazoline)s by nanoindentation. Nanoindentation can be used to analyze small quantities of polymeric materials and it can be applied for very soft as well as brittle materials that are difficult to analyze using macroscopic tensile or compression tests. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 25-29, 2007, Chicago, IL, United States
Place of PublicationWashington, D. C
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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