Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

Synthesis of oligo-B-alanine-based surfactant via cobalt-catalyzed carbonylation and surface activity study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-8-2009

Abstract

Synthesis of a novel surfactant with an oligo-β -alanine hydrophilic headgroup was achieved via the carbonylative oligomerization of aziridine followed by coupling with n-octylamine in one pot. The chemical structure of the surfactant was confirmed by NMR and MALDI MS. Preliminary studies on its surface properties, including surface tension measurement and its adsorption on polystyrene latex particles, are reported.

Publication Title

Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry

Volume

46

Issue

2

First Page

145

Last Page

151