We have recently proposed preferential binding by a cosolvent as the mechanism for chain collapse under co-non-solvency. Here we summarise our earlier works and provide further evidence that alcohol preferentially binds to PNIPAm, forming cosolvent bridges, and thus drives the transition. We also clarify some of the common misconceptions evoked in this debate with Pica and Graziano (PG), reinforcing the arguments of our earlier reply-comment [Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 2292] and published works.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2017|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Condensed Matter Physics