Amphiphilic double-brush copolymers (DBCs) with each graft site quantitatively carrying both a hydrophilic poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) graft and a hydrophobic polylactide (PLA) graft were synthesized, characterized, and further utilized as surfactants for the stabilization of miniemulsions. Well-defined PEO-b-PLA-based diblock macromonomers (MMs) with exo-norbornene (NB)-functionalized diblock junction were prepared by the synthesis of a PEO-based NB-functionalized alcohol via polymeric reaction, followed by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of lactide (LA) initiated by the alcohol. Ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of the MMs yielded DBCs. The well-controlled structures of the MMs and the DBCs were verified through rigorous instrumental characterizations. As compared with the MMs, the corresponding DBCs had lower crystallinities and melting temperatures (Tms) for both PEO and PLA phases and showed a negligible tendency for intermolecular self-assembly in solutions. With nanoscopic dimensions a...
The two enantiomers of 2-(2-hydroxybiphenyl-4-yl)propanoic acid ((S)- and (R)-BPOH) have been selected as probes for human serum albumin (HSA). Photophysical characterization in the absence of protein led to emission maxima, singlet energies, quantum yields, and fluorescence lifetime values ... more
The photodissociation of H2O in its B band is a prototype for nonadiabatic reaction dynamics. In addition to dissociation via the adiabatic pathway to the OH(Ã2Σ+) + H fragments, it also produces the OH(X̃2Π) + H fragments through two nonadiabatic pathways: the B̃ → X̃ transition via two co ... more
Due to the widespread occurrence in the environment and potential risk toward organisms of fluoroquinolones (FQs), it is of importance to develop high efficient methods for assessing their occurrence and environmental risk. A monoclonal antibody (Mab) with broad cross-reactivity to FQs was ... more
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings is delighted to announce that its Reading, Pennsylvania, facility is the first site in the world to receive the RCMS® Site Certification awarded by the American Chemical Council (ACC).
When Raj Gupta, Chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, became Chairman ... more