Self-assembly of an ultra-high-molecular-weight comb block copolymer at the air – water interface

The self-assembly of a newly synthesized, amphiphilic comb block copolymer (CBCP) at the air–water interface was systematically explored using the Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) technique. The CBCP had an ultra-high molecular weight (Mw 1⁄4 510 10 g mol ) with polystyrene arms grafted along one block of long hydrophilic backbone. At the air–water interface, the… CONTINUE READING