Friday, November 21, 2008: 8:00 AM-10:30 AM
Room 103-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Polymers (08a)

#746 - Stimuli-Responsive Polymers (08A19)
This session will cover the synthesis, characterization, modeling, and applications of stimuli-responsive polymers in solution, gels, brushes, and microstructures.
Chair:Keisha B. Walters
CoChair:Ryan C. Hayward
8:00 AMSynthesis and Swelling Response of Block and Random Copolymer Brushes Incorporating Thermo- and pH-Responsive Constituents
S. Michael Kilbey II, J. Alaina Floyd, Santosh B. Rahane
8:20 AMTowards the Development of Biodegradable Sensors from Smart Hydrogels
Diana K. Snelling, Nicholas A. Peppas
8:40 AMPrediction of Phase Behavior In Surface-Tethered Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Networks from Demixing Behavior of Linear Poly(NIPAAm) Solutions
Ajay Vidyasagar, Ryan Toomey
9:00 AM“Smart” Surfaces of Polymer Brushes
Dong Meng, Qiang Wang
9:20 AMInfluence of Binding Strength on the Structure of Supramolecular Polymer-Surfactant Complexes
Chinedum Osuji, Manesh Gopinadhan, Evan Beach, Paul Anastas
9:40 AMStudying the Influence of Structure on Hydrogel Behaviour: A Molecular Simulation Study of Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)
Sanket Deshmukh, Mateusz Landowski, Damian A. Mooney, J. M. D. Macelroy
10:00 AMDevelopment of Environmentally Responsive Hydrogel Systems Over Micro- and Nanodevices Via ATRP
Hariharasudhan D. Chirra, J. Zach Hilt

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