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Complexing Blends of an Ionomer and a Rigid Rod Polymer

  • L. Shao (a1), R. A. Weiss (a1) and R. D. Lundberg (a2)


A unique, molecular architecture was developed based on a hydrocarbon soluble backbone with a liquid crystalline side group. Lightly sulfonated polystyrene (SPS) ionomer was complexed with poly(y-benzyl-L-glutamate) (PBLG), an amine terminated synthetic polypeptide, by solution blending in either THF or chloroform. Complexation first occurred by proton transfer from the pendent acid to the amine terminal group. A secondary interaction involved hydrogen-bonding between the sulfonic acid and the carbonyl group on the PBLG chain. This material will have the potential as a molecular composite and unusual solution behavior was observed when the interaction occurred.



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Complexing Blends of an Ionomer and a Rigid Rod Polymer

  • L. Shao (a1), R. A. Weiss (a1) and R. D. Lundberg (a2)


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