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Polymers 2011, 3(1), 330-339; doi:10.3390/polym3010330
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Influence of Initial Substrate Concentration of the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky Reaction on Transmittance Self-Oscillation for a Nonthermoresponsive Polymer Chain

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Received: 16 November 2010; in revised form: 24 December 2010 / Accepted: 17 January 2011 / Published: 26 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofunctional Polymers for Medical Applications)
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Abstract: We succeeded in causing transmittance self-oscillations of a novel self-oscillating polymer chain induced by the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction under constant conditions. The novel polymer chain was composed of a biocompatible and non-thermoresponsive poly-vinylpyrrolidone (PVP) main-chain, covalently-bonded to the ruthenium catalyst (Ru(bpy)3) of the BZ reaction. We investigated the influence of initial substrate concentrations of the three BZ substrates on the transmittance self-oscillation of the novel polymer solution. As a result, we demonstrated that the width of the transmittance self-oscillation is significantly affected by these initial concentrations. However, the amplitude of the transmittance self-oscillation is hardly affected by the BZ substrate conditions. Furthermore, the period of the self‑oscillation has a good linear relationship to the concentration of the BZ substrates. Therefore, the period of the self-oscillation can be controlled by the selection of the initial concentrations of the BZ substrates.
Keywords: self-oscillation; BZ reaction; polymer chain; biomimetic; biocompatible self-oscillation; BZ reaction; polymer chain; biomimetic; biocompatible
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Hara, Y.; Jahan, R.A. Influence of Initial Substrate Concentration of the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky Reaction on Transmittance Self-Oscillation for a Nonthermoresponsive Polymer Chain. Polymers 2011, 3, 330-339.

AMA Style

Hara Y, Jahan RA. Influence of Initial Substrate Concentration of the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky Reaction on Transmittance Self-Oscillation for a Nonthermoresponsive Polymer Chain. Polymers. 2011; 3(1):330-339.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Hara, Yusuke; Jahan, Rumana A. 2011. "Influence of Initial Substrate Concentration of the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky Reaction on Transmittance Self-Oscillation for a Nonthermoresponsive Polymer Chain." Polymers 3, no. 1: 330-339.


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