Block ionomer complexes from polystyrene-block-polyacrylate anions and N-cetylpyridinium cations

Eugene A. Lysenko, Tatiana K Bronich, Adi Eisenberg, Victor A. Kabanov, Alexander V. Kabanov

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Abstract

Insoluble nonstoichiometric and stoichiometric complexes were formed as a result of reaction between polystyrene-block-polyacrylate anions (PS-b-PAA-) and N-cetylpyridinium cations (C16Py+) in aqueous media. In the presence of water the nonstoichiometric complexes with low content of surfactant represent swollen materials that contain polystyrene fragments, PAA units neutralized by surfactant, and ionized PAA- chains capable of ion exchange reactions involving regular inorganic and surfactant counterions. In the solid state these complexes represent a special class of complex ionomer material containing a segregated crystalline domain from C16Py+ bound to the polyion, sodium - carboxylate ion pairs, and an amorphous polystyrene segment. Changing the polyion and surfactant ratio as well as lengths of the block ionomer segments can vary the microstructure of such materials and their properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4511-4515
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecules
Volume31
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 1998

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Lysenko, E. A., Bronich, T. K., Eisenberg, A., Kabanov, V. A., & Kabanov, A. V. (1998). Block ionomer complexes from polystyrene-block-polyacrylate anions and N-cetylpyridinium cations. Macromolecules, 31(14), 4511-4515.