Wirelike micelle formed by a T-shaped graft copolymer with a rigid backbone

Kwang Hee Kim, June Huh, Won Ho Jo

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Abstract

The micellar structure of amphiphilic T-shaped graft copolymer consisting of a rigid backbone and a flexible side chain in a solvent selective for the flexible side chain was investigated by using a Brownian dynamics simulation. Focus was on how the conformational restriction of the graft copolymer imposed by both backbone rigidity and chain topology of graft copolymer affects the packing geometry of micellar aggregates. Results show that as the length of soluble graft chain increases, cylindrical micellar becomes longer in axial direction and more uniform in diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-679
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecules
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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