Static and dynamic light scattering on solutions of a poly(p-biphenylmethyl-L-glutamate) exhibiting certain transitions in optical rotation

S. Yue, G. C. Berry, M. M. Green

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Dilute solutions of certain polymers have been observed to exhibit a marked reversible change in the optical rotation over a relatively narrow temperature range as the temperature is decreased. Static and dynamic light scattering studies have been carried out on such a system, poly(p-biphenylmethyl-L-glutamate) in tetrahydrofuran, to characterize any changes in the apparent molecular weight, radius of gyration, hydrodynamic radius and molecular optical anisotropy over the same temperature interval. The data are discussed in terms of a possible model involving the coupling between association, phase separation and conformational change as the temperature is varied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-530
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991
EventPapers presented at the Atlanta Meeting 1991 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 14 1991Apr 19 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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