Local mobility of polymer chain grafted onto polyethylene monitored by fluorescence depolarization

Satoshi Tsuneda, Toshihiro Endo, Kyoichi Saito, Kazuyuki Sugita, Kazuyuki Horie, Takashi Yamashita, Takanobu Sugo

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The fluorescence depolarization method was used for investigating the local mobility of polymer chains grafted onto a porous polyethylene membrane. The real value of the rotational diffusion coefficient of a dansyl probe attached to the grafted polymer chain was obtained by using a correction method which eliminated the effect of multiple scattering on fluorescence anisotropy. The rotational mobility of the dansyl probe attached to the grafted polymer chain was sensitive to both degree of grafting and solvent polarity, which indicated that the conformation of the grafted polymer chain and the pore size of the base membrane strongly governed the dynamic parameters of the grafted polymer chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-210
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Aug 29


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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