Molecular concepts, self-organisation and properties of polysoaps

  • The article reviews water-soluble polymers characterized by surfactant side chains, and related amphiphilic polymers. Various synthetic approaches are presented, and rules for useful molecular architectures are given. Models for the self-organization of such polymers in water are presented comparing them with the micellization of low molecular weight surfactants. Highlighting key properties of aqueous polysoap solutions such as viscosity, surface tension and solubilization power, some structure-property relationships are established. Further, the formation of mesophases and of superstructures in bulk is addressed. Finally, the functionalization of polysoaps, and potential applications are discussed.

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Author:André Laschewsky
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 087)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1995
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/11/19
Source:Advances in Polymer Science. - 124 (1995) S. 1-86, ISSN (print) 0065-3195, DOI 10.1007/BFb0025228
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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Advances in Polymer Science. - 124 (1995), p. 1-86
ISSN (print) 0065-3195
ISSN (online) 1436-5030
DOI 10.1007/BFb0025228