Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
; Peking Univ, Coll Chem & Mol Engn, Dept Polymer Sci & Engineer, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
The aggregation behaviour of styrene-vinyl benzoic acid (PSm-b-PVBA(n)) amphiphilic diblock copolymers in selective solvents with different m, and n was investigated by synchrotron small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS). We have carried out a detailed analysis of scattering intensity, dimension, shape and microstructure of the diblock copolymers of narrow distribution in water, methanol, ethanol and isopropanol selective solvents, respectively. We have found that the aggregation behaviour of the copolymer depends on the nature of the solvent and the micelle forms flat disc objects with the ratio of radius w=0.4. The average radius gyration R. of the copolymer decreases as solvents change from isopropanol to ethanol and to methanol, and increases with increasing pH in aqueous solution, but decreases with the addition Of CoCl2 in ethanol solvent. The scattering intensity of diblock copolymer micelle follows 1(h) proportional to h(-alpha) in different selective solutions, suggesting that the PSm-b-PVBA(n) coils have self-similar structure behaviour or a fractal structure in the selective solvents. All of these revealed that the aggregation behaviour of the diblock copolymer changes dramatically with experimental condition in the selective solvent. The increase of mass fractal dimension (D-m) from 2.12 to 2.47 indicates that the copolymer chain changes from a swollen coil to a rather compact disc in the course of changing solvents, decreasing surface fractal dimension (D-s) from 2.98 to 2.58 indicates that the copolymer micelle change from a rather rough surface to a smooth form in the course of increasing pH in aqueous solutions, and increasing D-m and D-s from 2.29 to 2.35 and 2.70 to 2.90, respectively, indicates the shrinkage of copolymer micelle to a rather compact and rough disc form by adding CoCl2 in ethanol solvents.
Rong LX,Dong BZ,Hong XG,et al. Self-assembly behaviour of amphiphilic diblock copolymer in selective solvents studied by synchrotron small-angle x-ray scattering[J]. CHINESE PHYSICS,2003,12(7):771-777.
荣利霞.,董宝中.,洪新国.,Rong, LX.,Wei, LH.,...&Li, ZC.(2003).Self-assembly behaviour of amphiphilic diblock copolymer in selective solvents studied by synchrotron small-angle x-ray scattering.CHINESE PHYSICS,12(7),771-777.
荣利霞,et al."Self-assembly behaviour of amphiphilic diblock copolymer in selective solvents studied by synchrotron small-angle x-ray scattering".CHINESE PHYSICS 12.7(2003):771-777.