Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Polymer Division

Publisher

American Chemical Society

First page number:

1

Last page number:

2

Abstract

Polyelectrolytes are an important class of macromolecules that contain dissociable ionic groups. When introduced into polar solvent, usually the universal solvent water, dissociation takes place so that electrically charged macromolecule is suspended in solution. The electrostatic interaction is operative between ionized groups inside the macromolecule, between the macromolecules, between the counterions, and between the macromolecule and counterion. Since this interaction is characterized by its long-range nature, the solution exhibits various interesting properties including the polyelectrolyte behavior very different from solutions of neutral polymers.

Keywords

Macromolecules; Polyelectrolytes; Solution (Chemistry)

Disciplines

Chemistry | Polymer Chemistry

Language

English

Comments

Location: San Francisco, CA

Conference: 2006 ACS Meeting


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