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Table 3 Characteristics of the thermo-responsive polymers

From: Polymerization of a new thermo-responsive copolymer with N-vinylcaprolactam and its application in recyclable aqueous two-phase systems with another thermo-responsive polymer

Polymers Monomers Polymerization medium Yield (%) LCST (°C) Recover (%) Mv (104) References
P N NIPA Benzene 96.8 32.5 98.5 5.4 This study
P VBAm VCL/BMA/Am (5:0.5:0.2) Benzene 92.8 40.5 94.7 8.9 This study
P NBAa NIPA:BMA:Aa (3.0:0.12:0.05) Benzene 90.8 25.5 98.2 9.7 Hou and Cao (2014)
P NDB NIPA:DMAEMA:BMA(3.0:0.6:0.4) THF 88.6 31.3 96.1 5.6 Hou and Cao (2014)
P N NIPA Water 93.2 33.5 98.3 12 Xu et al. (2016)
P VBAm VCL/BMA/Am (5:0.5:0.3) Water 89.8 45.0 96.6 2.8 Xu et al. (2016)
P NE NIPA:EMA (3.0:0.05) Water 85.8 28.7 97.5 19 Hou et al. (2014)
P VAm VCL/Am (3.0:0.4) Methanol 92.6 35.6 96.3 2.8 Hou et al. (2014)
EO50PO50 EO:PO(0.5:0.5) / / 50.0 95.0 0.39 Persson et al. (2000)
HM-EOPO EO:PO(0.66:0.14/C14H29 / / 14.0 97.5 0.8 Persson et al. (1999)
L44 EOPOEO (EO = 40%) / / 65.0 98.5 0.22 Wang et al. (2015)
MAH-CD–NIPA NIPA:MAH-CD (3.5:5) Water 46.7 42.0 / / Tan et al. (2017)
Poly-VI-VCL VCL:VI (4.8:0.2) Iso-propanol / 37 / / Pietruszka et al. (2000)
  1. “/” means that no corresponding information can be found in the published paper