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Chapter: Structure and phase behavior of polyampholytes and polyzwitterions

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Author(s)

Phillip Pickett, Yuanchi Ma, Vivek Prabhu, Michael Lueckheide, Nicholas Posey

Abstract

Polyelectrolytes contain many units of charged moieties, often as either anionic or cationic. However, when a polymer comprises both anionic and cationic monomers, the result is a polyampholyte. Polyzwitterions are a type of polyampholyte that contain pairs of opposite charges within each monomer unit, ultimately leading to charge neutrality across the entire polymer structure. These special classes of ion-containing polymers have many applications enabled by advances in synthesis. This article discusses the unique solution-responsive behaviors of these ion-containing polymers and how their chemistry is used to alter structure–property relationships.
Citation
Macromolecular Engineering, 4 Volumes
Publisher Info
Wiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim,

Keywords

polyampholytes, polyzwitterions, phase diagrams, anti-polyelectrolyte effect

Citation

Pickett, P. , Ma, Y. , Prabhu, V. , Lueckheide, M. and Posey, N. (2022), Chapter: Structure and phase behavior of polyampholytes and polyzwitterions, Macromolecular Engineering, 4 Volumes, Wiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim, , [online], https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527815562.mme0056, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=931644 (Accessed July 22, 2024)

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Created March 4, 2022, Updated December 6, 2022