Effect of 3-mercaptopropionic acid on polymerization of thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)

Duduku Krishnaiah and Anisuzzaman S.M. and Shi, S. F. and Awang Bono (2013) Effect of 3-mercaptopropionic acid on polymerization of thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). Developments in Sustainable Chemical and Bioprocess Technology. pp. 365-370. ISSN 978-1-4614-6207-1

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Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPA) is a thermally sensitive polymeric material. The temperature-sensitive nature of PNIPA makes it an attractive candidate for controlled drug delivery devices. A series of temperature-responsive NIPA were produced by free radical polymerization using various amount of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA) as chain transfer agent. The effect of chain transfer agent on the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) and chemical structure of PNIPA was characterized by using UV-vis spectrophotometer and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), respectively. It was found that, with increasing MPA content, the typical band of the PNIPA in respective FTIR spectrum was shorter or getting narrower due to the decrease in the strength of respective bond in the PNIPA structure. Furthermore, the increase in MPA volume in the polymerization increased the LCST of PNIPA. The various amounts of 3-MPA ratios to monomer preparation have shown that hydrophobic modification of carboxylated PNIPA. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013.

Item Type: Chapter In Book
Keyword: 3-Mercaptopropionic acid, Fourier transform infrared spectometer, Lowe critical solution temperature, Poly N-isopropylacrylamide, UV-vis spectrophotometer
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 13:54
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 13:54
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/20318

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