ABC-type miktoarm star terpolymers accessed by H-bonding driven supramolecular self-assembly

Altintas, Ozcan, Schulze-Suenninghausen, David, Luy, Burkhard, & Barner-Kowollik, Christopher (2015) ABC-type miktoarm star terpolymers accessed by H-bonding driven supramolecular self-assembly. European Polymer Journal, 62, pp. 409-417.

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Abstract

A supramolecular ABC-type miktoarm star polymer was prepared using a Hamilton wedge (HW) mid-chain functionalized polyethylene glycol-b-polystyrene (PEG-HW-PS) block copolymer and an α-cyanuric acid (CA) chain-end functional linear homopolymer poly-(n-butylacrylate) (CA-PnBA). The PEG-HW-PS element prepared via a combination of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and copper-catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) (Mn = 13,700 g mol−1, PDI = 1.04). The CA-PnBA strand was synthesized via reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization (Mn = 11,300 g mol−1, PDI = 1.06). The quantitative formation of a well-defined supramolecular ABC-type miktoarm star polymer was unambiguously proven via proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) spectroscopy, diffusion ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) analyses.

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ID Code: 97060
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.04.006
ISSN: 1873-1945
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2016 00:09
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 04:01

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