Amphiphilic diblock copolymers with adhesive properties: I. Structure and swelling with water

S. Poivet*, P. Fabre, F. Nallet, K. Schierholz, G. Abraham, É Papon, Yves Gnanou, R. Ober, O. Guerret, N. E. El-Bounia

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Abstract

We study asymmetric block copolymers with the simple diblock AB architecture, in the case where the longer block A is both hydrophobic and "soft", whereas the shorter block B is hydrophilic and "hard". Materials with such a particular combination of physico-chemical and mechanical properties have distinctive advantages, in particular for designing water-compatible adhesive materials. The phase diagram is established, combining NMR and SAXS characterisations of the materials. The swelling with water is monitored through gravimetry and "time- resolved" SAXS. Indications of maintained adhesive properties in a wet environment are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-287
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Physical Journal E
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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