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Insights into ion specificity in water-methanol mixtures via the reentrant behavior of polymer

Wang, Tao; Liu, Guangming; Zhang, Guangzhao; Craig, Vincent


In the present work, we have for the first time systematically investigated the ion specific reentrant behavior of poly(N-isopropylacryamide) (PNIPAM) in water-methanol mixtures. Turbidity measurements demonstrate that SCN - and ClO 4- depress the reentrant transition, whereas other anions enhance the transition. As the anion changes from chaotropic to kosmotropic, the minimum critical phase transition temperature (T min) decreases and the corresponding volume fraction of methanol (X M) shifts...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la203979d


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