Interpolymer association of polymers in extremely dilute solution studied by normal pulse polarography

Shinichiro Imabayashi, Noboru Kitamura, Shigeo Tazuke, Koichi Tokuda

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Abstract

Interpolymer association of neutral synthetic polymers, unexpected from conventional solution theory, has been reported for a number of exciplex-forming polymers. In this note, we describe spectroscopic and electrochemical studies on the association of exciplex-forming polymers, and of the monomeric model system. Electrochemical measurement of dilute polymer solution is shown to be almost as sensitive as fluorescence spectroscopy. Whenever a polymer contains electrochemically responsive groups, the present approach will be of general use to study interpolymer interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2540-2541
Number of pages2
JournalMacromolecules
Volume22
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1989 May
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Chemistry

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