Aggregation and surface morphology of a poly(ethylene oxide)-block-polystyrene three-arm star polymer at the air/water interface studied by AFM

Raju Francis, Andrew M. Skolnik, Stephen R. Carino, Jennifer L. Logan, Royale S. Underhill, Stéphanie Angot, Daniel Taton, Yves Gnanou, Randolph S. Duran*

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Abstract

The behavior of a three-arm star amphiphilic copolymer, PEO 3 -b-PSD 3 were investigated at the air/water interface through atomic force microscopy (AFM) images of the monolayer on mica. The Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films were prepared on the KSV 5000 system with a platinum Wilhelmy plate. The PEO 3 -b-PS 3 three arm star used were prepared by the anionic polymerization of ethylene oxide followed by the ATRP synthesis of styrene. It was assumed that the characteristics of the monolayer at the air/water interface remained unchanged upon transfer to the mica surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6483-6485
Number of pages3
JournalMacromolecules
Volume35
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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