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Solubilization control by redox-switching of polysoaps

  • 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.

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Author:Peter Anton, André LaschewskyORCiDGND, M. D. Ward
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 084)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1995
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/11/19
Tag:Electrochemistry; Quartz Crystal; films; microbalance; viologen
Source:Polymer Bulletin, 34 (1995), 3, S. 331-335, ISSN 0170-0839, DOI 10.1007/BF00294152
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Chemie
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 54 Chemie / 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com:
Polymer Bulletin. - 34 (1995), 3, pp. 331-335
ISSN (print) 0170-0839
ISSN (online) 1436-2449
DOI 10.1007/BF00294152