Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 297, Issue 9, pp 1213–1221 | Cite as

RAFT synthesized poly-N-vinylsuccinimide macromolecules: properties in dilute solutions

  • G. M. PavlovEmail author
  • O. V. OkatovaEmail author
  • A. A. Gosteva
  • A. S. Gubarev
  • A. I. Gostev
  • E.V. Sivtsov
Original Contribution


A complex study of the properties of poly-N-vinylsuccinimides synthesized by the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT) was carried out by the methods of molecular hydrodynamics. Molecular masses were determined from the sedimentation-diffusion analysis, the range was 5000 < M, g/mol < 68000. Scaling relationships of hydrodynamic characteristics with molecular mass were established, and the conformational characteristics of molecular chains of poly-N-vinylsuccinimides were estimated. The value of the statistical segment, determined from the data on translational and rotational friction, was (2.7 ± 0.1) nm. The polydispersity of several samples was evaluated from the results on velocity sedimentation.


Raft polymerized poly-N-vinylsuccinimide Sedimentation-diffusion analysis Molecular mass Conformation 


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The work is done within the framework of the scientific work plan (state task) of Institute of macromolecular compounds RAS.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Macromolecular CompoundsRussian Academy of SciencesSt.-PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Saint-Petersburg State UniversitySt.-PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University)St.-PetersburgRussia

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