RAFT synthesized poly-N-vinylsuccinimide macromolecules: properties in dilute solutions

G.M. Pavlov, O.V. Okatova, A.A. Gosteva, A.S. Gubarev, A.I. Gostev, E.V. Sivtsov

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A complex study of the properties of poly-N-vinylsuccinimides synthesized by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT) was carried out by the methods of molecular hydrodynamics. Molecular masses were determined from the sedimentation-diffusion analysis, the range was 5000 < M, g/mol < 68000. Scaling relationships of hydrodynamic characteristics with molecular mass were established, and the conformational characteristics of molecular chains of poly-N-vinylsuccinimides were estimated. The value of the statistical segment, determined from the data on translational and rotational friction, was (2.7 ± 0.1) nm. The polydispersity of several samples was evaluated from the results on velocity sedimentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1221
JournalColloid and Polymer Science
Issue number9
Early online date16 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019


Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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