Synthesis of thermoresponsive oligo(ethylene glycol) polymers through radical ring-opening polymerization of vinylcyclopropane monomers

Jovana Stanojkovic, Junki Oh, Anzar Khan, Mihaiela C. Stuparu

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Polyvinylcyclopropanes are an old class of polymers typically known for their low polymerization-induced shrinkage properties. In this work, we show that they are capable of exhibiting a thermally triggered aggregation process in aqueous solutions. The phase transition is sharp, tunable within the temperature range of 25-46 °C, and relatively insensitive to environmental conditions. It is anticipated that this preliminary study will shine new light on polyvinylcyclopropanes and lead to new avenues in their studies and future application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2359-2363
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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