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  • Specific interactions study in complexes of poly(mono-n-alkyl itaconates) with tertiary polyamides.

Specific interactions study in complexes of poly(mono-n-alkyl itaconates) with tertiary polyamides.

Applied spectroscopy (2003-12-09)
Issa Katime, Emilio Meaurio, Luis C Cesteros, Eduardo Mendizábal
ABSTRACT

This paper reports an FT-IR study of blends of poly(mono-n-alkyl itaconates) with poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) (PDMA) and poly(ethyloxazoline) (PEOX). Strong hydrogen bonding has been found, and both polybases have shown similar acceptor strengths. Derivative techniques show asymmetric profiles for the free carbonyl band of the polybases, resulting in shifted band locations. The extent of the interassociation has been estimated by spectral curve fitting of the polybase carbonyl band. The results show that the interaction degree in blends with PEOX does not depend on the length of the poly(monoalkyl itaconate) side group, while an inter-associating ability loss is observed in blends with PDMA as the side-group size of the polyacid increases. This different behavior is attributed to the greater interspacing between vicinal carbonyl groups in PEOX. This band shows conformational sensitivity and reflects the conformational changes that occur as the steric hindrances present in the medium (due to the bulky side groups of the polyacids) increase.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), average Mw ~50,000, PDI 3‑4
Sigma-Aldrich
Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), average Mn 20,000, PDI <1.4
Sigma-Aldrich
Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), average Mw ~500,000, PDI 3‑4