Miktoarm star polymers via cyclodextrin-driven supramolecular self-assembly

Schmidt, B. V.K.J. , Hetzer, M., Ritter, H. and Barner-Kowollik, C. (2012) Miktoarm star polymers via cyclodextrin-driven supramolecular self-assembly. Polymer Chemistry, 3(11), pp. 3064-3067. (doi: 10.1039/c2py20214j)

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We report the formation of a novel class of supramolecular miktoarm star polymers via cyclodextrin host–guest chemistry. Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization from difunctional guest- or alkyne-containing chain transfer agents and copper(I)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition leads to host- and guest-containing acrylamido polymers, namely poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) and poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide). Subsequently, a supramolecular miktoarm star polymer was formed and characterized via dynamic light scattering and rotating frame nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schmidt, Dr Bernhard
Authors: Schmidt, B. V.K.J., Hetzer, M., Ritter, H., and Barner-Kowollik, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Polymer Chemistry
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1759-9962
Published Online:13 June 2012

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