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The interface in composite materials containing an ultrathin layer of poly(methyl acrylate)-d(3) (PMA-d(3)) on silica was studied using deuterium NMR. PMA-d(3) was deposited from solution at saturation coverage from toluene onto silica. The samples were dried and composite samples made by hot pressing the PMA-d(3)/silica samples with hydrogenated(More)
The effect of molecular mass on the segmental dynamics of poly(methyl acrylate) (PMA) adsorbed on silica was studied using deuterium quadrupole-echo nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and modulated differential scanning calorimetry. Samples adsorbed on silica (all about 1.5 mg PMA/m2 silica) were shown to have more restricted segmental mobility, and higher(More)
Monocyte transendothelial migration is a multi-step process critical for the initiation and development of atherosclerosis. The chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is overexpressed during atheroma and its concentration gradients in the extracellular matrix (ECM) is critical for the transendothelial recruitment of monocytes. Based on prior(More)
Modification of diatomaceous earth (DE) was performed using alkyltrimethoxysilanes of different chain lengths (C3, C8, C12, C16, and C18), and their resultant properties were determined. The thermal properties of these alkyltrimethoxysilane-treated DE powders were probed using thermogravimetric analysis and temperature-modulated differential scanning(More)
The segmental dynamics of poly(methyl acrylate-d3) (PMA-d3) adsorbed in the pores of anopore membranes has been investigated using deuterium NMR over the temperature range 25-80 degrees C. The onset of the NMR glass-transition temperature (Tg) for the adsorbed samples was approximately 15 degrees C higher than that for the bulk sample. The adsorbed polymer(More)
A variety of transport properties have been measured for solutions of the water soluble polymer poly(ethylene oxide)(PEO) with molecular weights ranging from 200 to 14,000, and volume fractions ranging from 0-80%. The transport properties are thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity at audio frequencies (in solutions containing dilute electrolyte), and(More)
The decomposition of 2,2'-azobis(isobutyronitrile) (AIBN) at room temperature was studied in emulsion gels, with and without silica, using UV/visible spectroscopy. The emulsion gels consisted of toluene, AIBN, an aqueous solution of a surfactant (either hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, CTAB, or sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS), and, in some cases, fumed(More)
Modulated differential scanning calorimetry has been used to quantify the glass transitions of small adsorbed amounts of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) on silica. While a relatively narrow, single glass transition was found for bulk PMMA, broader two-component transitions were found for the adsorbed polymer. A two-state model based on loosely bound(More)