Solution Properties and Chain Dimensions of Poly(n-alkyl methacrylates)

Zhongde Xu, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis, Lewis J. Fetters

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Abstract

The influence of n-alkyl side-chain length on the unperturbed chain dimensions of poly(n-alkyl methacrylates) has been examined. For the cases where the side-chain groups were decyl (C10), tridecyl (C13), stearyl (C18), and docosyl (C22), the unperturbed dimensions expressed in terms of the characteristic ratio were found to be, respectively, 13.0, 14.7, 20.4, and 23.6. This trend demonstrates that a change in the identity of the n-alkyl group is reflected in the unperturbed posture of the chain backbone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2303-2306
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecules
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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