Self-diffusion of linear polymers within microcapsules

Kristin E. Price, Steven J. Broadwater, Andrew R. Bogdan, Ivan Keresztes, Jeremy L. Steinbacher, D. Tyler McQuade

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We present a new strategy for the heterogenization of catalysts. The strategy relies on the containment of soluble polymers within a polyurea microcapsule. Diffusion ordered spectroscopy and spin-spin relaxation measurements are used to demonstrate that the encapsulated polymer is behaving as if it is in solution, not as a solid. Since the interior polymer behaves as if it is in solution, it should be possible to modify the capsule and polymeric contents separately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7681-7685
Number of pages5
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 31 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Price, K. E., Broadwater, S. J., Bogdan, A. R., Keresztes, I., Steinbacher, J. L., & McQuade, D. T. (2006). Self-diffusion of linear polymers within microcapsules. Macromolecules, 39(22), 7681-7685.