Highly water-soluble thermally responsive poly(thiophene)-based brushes
(Figure Presented) A brush with success: Responsive brushes composed of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) grafted onto a poly(thiophene) backbone display the highest water solubility ever reported for a neutral poly(thiophene) as well as temperature-dependent optical properties and water solubilities (see picture). The graft polymer exhibits shifts in the π-π* transition of the poly(thiophene) backbone near the collapse temperature of the poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) chains. © 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
Balamurugan, S., Bantchev, G., Yang, Y., & McCarley, R. (2005). Highly water-soluble thermally responsive poly(thiophene)-based brushes. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 44 (31), 4872-4876. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200500867