Solubilization control by redox-switching of polysoaps

P. Anton, A. Laschewsky, M. D. Ward

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Abstract

Reversible changes in the self-organization of polysoaps may be induced by controlling their charge numbers via covalently bound redox moieties. This is illustrated with two viologen polysoaps, which in response to an electrochemical stimulus, change their solubility and aggregation in water, leading from homogeneously dissolved and aggregated molecules to collapsed ones and vice verse. Using the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM), it could be shown that the reversibility of this process is better than 95% in 16 cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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