The present work is focused on the detailed studies of molecular, conformational and optical properties of poly(cetylammonium-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonate) (CA-PAMPS) obtained by polymerization of a new surface active monomer (cetylammonium-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonate), CA-AMPS, in micellar solutions (where the choice of polymerization medium has an influence on micelle formation and molecular mass of the synthesized polymer). The Mark–Kuhn–Houwink equations for CA-PAMPS were obtained; equilibrium rigidity and hydrodynamic diameter of CA-PAMPS were determined, optical anisotropy of monomer unit was calculated. Molecular properties of CA-PAMPS were compared with those of previously studied poly(dodecylammonium-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonate) (DDA-PAMPS); the latter polymer is similar to CA-PAMPS in structure, but possesses shorter side chains. The influence of formation of CA-AMPS monomer micelles on molecular mass of the obtained polymer was studied.
Tsvetkov, N. V., Mikusheva, N. G., Lezov, A. A., Gubarev, A. S., Mikhailova, M. E., Podseval’nikova, A. N., Akhmadeeva, L. I., Lebedeva, E. V., Zorin, I. M., Shcherbinina, T. M., & Bilibin, A. Y. (2016). Molecular, conformational, and optical characteristics of poly(cetylammonium-2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonate) obtained by micellar polymerization. European Polymer Journal, 75, 251-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.12.022