Suppression of Aggregation in Natural-Semiflexible/Flexible Polyanion Mixtures, and Direct Check of the OSF Model using SANS

Abstract : Aggregation and other interactions are suppressed for a biological semiflexible polyelectrolyte, hyaluronan (HA), when it is embedded in a mixture with another negatively charged and flexible polyelectrolyte chain, sodium polystyrene sulfonate. We see directly HA only in the mixture using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, isotopic labelling and contrast matching. At low ionic strength, for which aggregation is usually seen for pure HA solutions, an unambiguous set of experimental results shows that we neither observe HA aggregation nor a polyelectrolyte peak (observed for solutions of single species); instead we observe a wormlike chain behaviour characteristic of single chain with a variation of the persistence length with the square of the Debye screening length, Le~\kappa^{-2}, as formerly predicted by Odijk and not yet observed on a polymer chain.
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Fabien Bonnet, Ralph Schweins, François Boué, Eric Buhler. Suppression of Aggregation in Natural-Semiflexible/Flexible Polyanion Mixtures, and Direct Check of the OSF Model using SANS. EPL - Europhysics Letters, European Physical Society/EDP Sciences/Società Italiana di Fisica/IOP Publishing, 2008, 83, pp.48002. ⟨10.1209/0295-5075/83/48002⟩. ⟨hal-00371970⟩

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