THE EFFECT OF POLY(N-HYDROXYMETHYL ACRYLAMIDE) CHAIN LENGTH IN POLY(N-VINYL PYRROLIDONE)-BLOCK-POLY(N-HYDROXYMETHYL ACRYLAMIDE) ON ITS SENSITIVITY TO pH

N. M. Nizardo, T. P. Tania

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Abstract

The synthesis of pH-sensitive poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone)-block-poly(N-hydroxymethyl acrylamide)s (PNVP-b-PNMA) was carried out using atom transfer radical polymerization by varying the amount of N-hydroxymethyl acrylamide to study its effect on pH. The success of polymerization was characterized using FT-IR and1 H-NMR. The investigation of block copolymers sensitivity to pH was performed by observing the changes in particle sizes of copolymers at various pH. Particle sizes of PNVP-b-PNMA were affected by the pH, in which they became smaller (275.43 – 548.70 nm) at pH 9 and 12 than that in pH 3, 5, and 7 (394.86 – 694.56 nm). In addition, particle sizes increased along with the increasing monomer composition of N-hydroxymethyl acrylamide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2671-2676
Number of pages6
JournalRasayan Journal of Chemistry
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Block Copolymers
  • N-hydroxymethyl acrylamide
  • N-vinyl pyrrolidone
  • Particle Sizes
  • PH-sensitive polymer

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