Tailored Architectures of Ammonium Ionenes
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An investigation of the salt-responsive solubility property of random block copolymer PPG-ionenes revealed a dependence on PPG molecular weight. The 1K g/mol PPG-based ionenes with a hydrophilic (HPL)/hydrophobic (HPB) value ranging from one to three showed solubility in both water and one wt% NaCl aqueous solutions. The 2K g/mol PPG-based ionenes containing HPL/HPB value of two to 15 showed cloudy dispersions in water and one wt% NaCl solutions. The 4K g/mol PPG-based ionenes possessed the salt-responsive character; 4K g/mol PPG-based ionenes with HPL/HPB values of one to 12 showed milky dispersions in water, suspended particles in one wt% NaCl solutions and film precipitation at a HPL/HPB molar ratio of 19.
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