Direct Imaging of Self-Organized Comb Copolymer-like Systems Obtained by Hydrogen Bonding: Poly(4-vinylpyridine)−4-Nonadecylphenol
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- University of Groningen
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Comb copolymer-like systems obtained by hydrogen bonding between flexible polymers and nonmesogenic amphiphiles represent a class of supramolecular materials with interesting self-organizing properties. Here we present the first results of transmission electron microscopy applied to mesomorphic systems of poly(4-vinyl pyridine)-4-nonadecylphenol as a characteristic example. Phase contrast imaging of iodine-stained samples confirms the highly ordered lamellar structures with a long period of around 40 Å inferred also from small-angle X-ray scattering data.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|