Synthesis and Property Study of Modified Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Containing Eu(III)


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Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)(PNIPAM) with terminal aromatic groups were synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), using N-isopropylacrylamide as monomer and phenyl 2-chloropropionate, (4’-phenyl)phenyl 2-chloropropionate and (2’,6’-diphenyl)phenyl 2-chloropropionate as initators. Then novel functional complexes of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and Eu(III) (PNIPAM-Eu(III)) with thermosensitive and fluorescent properties were synthesized and characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and fluorescence spectroscopy. Eu(III) was bonded to nitrogen and oxygen atoms in the polymer chain of PNIPAM and formed the complexes of PNIPAM-Eu(III). The lower critical solution temperatures (LCSTs) of PNIPAM-Eu(III) were slightly greater compared with that of PNIPAM. Europium(III) complexes had excellent fluorescence performance, the fluorescence spectrum present characteristic emission of Europium(III) at 613 nm.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 239-242)

Edited by:

Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He




X. D. Tao et al., "Synthesis and Property Study of Modified Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Containing Eu(III)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 2553-2557, 2011

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May 2011




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