Ionic copolymers from esters of methacrylic acid

Louis M L LEUNG*, C. W. Ng

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study covers the synthesis of a series of carboxylated ionic copolymers with random or block structure. The copolymer series has a full range of ionic charge density. Since the microphase structure is ionic in nature, water or other small polar molecules can be used to probe its structure. The purity of the microphase and the number of ion dipole presence in each microstructure is related to the dielectric strength and constant of the polymer which are strongly influenced by the number of water molecules bounded to it. The interaction of water and ionic copolymer is important for the study of transport mechanisms in membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
JournalPolymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 26 Aug 199031 Aug 1990

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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