Thermoresponsive amphiphilic star block copolymer photosensitizer: Smart BTEX remover

Kie Yong Cho, Jae Woo Choi, Sang Hyup Lee, Seung Sang Hwang, Kyung Youl Baek

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A well-defined PNIPAM-PS star block copolymer with a porphyrin core was synthesized by a reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) process, and was found to efficiently capture and decompose environmentally toxic organic materials such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) in water under UV irradiation and was easily recycled by filtration after simple thermal treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2400-2405
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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