Effect of elimination on antifouling and pH-responsive properties of carboxybetaine materials

Wan Ning Yu, Desi Hanna Natalia Manik, Chun Jen Huang, Lai Kwan Chau

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Abstract

Carboxybetaine (CB)-based zwitterionic materials have attracted considerable attention due to their dual antifouling and functionalizable properties. In this communication, the elimination effect on the antifouling and pH-responsive properties of CB materials was investigated. We synthesize β- and α-substituted methyl CB materials to investigate the occurrence of elimination in the ethylene intercharge arm in a harsh basic solution. This work provides molecular understanding of a structure-property relationship of the CB moiety for material development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9143-9146
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number65
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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