Reply to the 'Comment on "relating side chain organization of PNIPAm with its conformation in aqueous methanol"' by A. Pica and G. Graziano, Soft Matter, 2017, 13, DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01065F

Debashish Mukherji, Manfred Wagner, Mark D. Watson, Svenja Winzen, Tiago E. De Oliveira, Carlos M. Marques, Kurt Kremer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7701-7703
Number of pages3
JournalSoft Matter
Volume13
Issue number42
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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