The effect of the solvent composition on the conformation of a super high molar mass polyelectrolyte, M w ¼ 22–25 х 10 6, dissolved in a water–acetone mixture was investigated using static and dynamic light scattering. When increasing the concentration of acetone above 80 mass percent, a reversible conformational change of macromolecules occurs, which causes a sharp decrease in the viscosity, a rise in the light scattering intensity, and also a decrease in the radius of gyration, R g, the hydrodynamic radius, R h, as well as in the second virial coefficient A 2. The correlation function measured by dynamic light scattering changes from bimodal to unimodal indicating the formation of compact globular structures.
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Collapse of poly(methacryloylethyl trimethylammonium methylsulfate) on addition of acetone into an aqueous solution / V.O. Aseyeva, Heikki Tenhu, S.I. Klenin // Polymer. – 1999. – N 40. – P. 1173–1180.