Host guest interactions in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels

Krisztina László, Eniko Manek, Szilvia Vavra, Erik Geissler, Attila Domján

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Measurements by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), and 1H combined rotation and multiple-pulse NMR spectroscopy (CRAMPS) indicate that small aromatic molecules dissolved in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPA) hydrogels modify the temperature of the volume phase transition (TVPT) in this system by partially shielding the NIPA side-chains from the water molecules and disrupting their organization. The strength of the interaction increases in the order pyrocatechol < phenol < resorcinol < phloroglucinol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1055-1056
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Chemistry(all)

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