Effects of salt on the lower critical solution temperature of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide).

@article{Du2010EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of salt on the lower critical solution temperature of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide).},
  author={Hongbo Du and Ranil Wickramasinghe and Xianghong Qian},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2010},
  volume={114 49},
  pages={16594-604}
}
Classical molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the effects of salt on the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM). PNIPAM is often studied as a protein proxy due to the presence of a peptide bond in its monomer unit. PNIPAM is a temperature sensitive polymer which exhibits hydrophobic-hydrophilic phase transition at its LCST. The presence of salt in the solution will shift its LCST, typically to a lower temperature. This LCST… CONTINUE READING

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