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dc.contributor.authorSwift, Thomas*
dc.contributor.authorRehman, K.*
dc.contributor.authorSurtees, Alexander P.H.*
dc.contributor.authorHoskins, Richard*
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Stephen G.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T12:00:35Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T12:00:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-07
dc.identifier.citationSwift T, Rehman K, Surtees A et al (2018) Segmental mobility studies of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) interactions with gold nanoparticles and its use as a thermally driven trapping system. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 39(14): 1800090.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16148
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThermal desolvation of poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) in the presence of a low concentration of gold nanoparticles incorporates the nanoparticles resulting in suspended aggregates. By covalently incorporating <1% acenaphthylene into the polymerization feed this copolymer is enabled to be used as a model to study the segmental mobility of the PNIPAM backbone in response to gold nanoparticles both below and above the desolvation temperature, showing that there is a physical conformational rearrangement of the soluble polymer at ultralow nanoparticle loadings, indicating low affinity interactions with the nanoparticles. Thermal desolvation is capable of extracting >99.9% of the nanoparticles from their solutions and hence demonstrates that poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide) can act as an excellent scrubbing system to remove metallic nanomaterial pollutants from solution.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Ireland's ETS. Grant Number: 11/W.I/12085; MRC. Grant Number: MR/N501888/2en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201800090en_US
dc.rights© 2018 The Authors. Published by WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.subjectTemperature responsive polymersen_US
dc.subjectTime correlated fluorescenceen_US
dc.subjectGold nanoparticlesen_US
dc.subjectSegmental mobilityen_US
dc.titleSegmental mobility studies of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) interactions with gold nanoparticles and its use as a thermally driven trapping systemen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018
dc.date.application2018-05-02
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US


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