Revisiting some phenomena in polyelectrolyte solutions

Yong Xia, Hong Hao, James M.W. Brownjohn, Pin Qi Xia

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The reaction kinetics in polyelectrolyte solutions were investigated. Acceleration of reactions of two doubly charged counterions by a polyelectrolyte was demonstrated on several systems. Sodium salts of poly(styrene sulfonic acid) and polyacrylic acid (PAA) were found to have their NMR spectral intensities reduced by 27% and 32% respectively. The experiment showed that the collapse of the polymer chain occurred in two stages during the addition of a nonsolvent to an aqueous solution of a polyelectrolyte.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1080-1086
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalysis
  • Counterions
  • Fluorescence
  • Pearl necklace
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Racemization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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