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DendriMacs : well-defined dendritically branched polymers synthesized by an iterative convergent strategy involving the coupling reaction of AB2 macromonomers.

Hutchings, L. R. and Roberts-Bleming, S. J. (2006) 'DendriMacs : well-defined dendritically branched polymers synthesized by an iterative convergent strategy involving the coupling reaction of AB2 macromonomers.', Macromolecules., 39 (6). pp. 2144-2152.

Abstract

We describe here the first example of an iterative convergent strategy for the synthesis of dendritically branched polymers involving condensation coupling reactions of AB2 macromonomers. The macromonomers were synthesized by living anionic polymerization, initiated with 3-tert-butyldimethylsiloxy-1-propyllithium and end capped with 1,1-bis(4-tert-butyldimethylsiloxyphenyl) ethylene. Following a deprotection reaction, the macromonomer, functionalized with two phenol groups and one primary alcohol group, can be built up into a dendritic structure by a series of Williamson coupling reactions and subsequent end group modification reactions. Since the dendritic structures are built up from macromonomers we have coined the term "DendriMac" to describe these branched polymers. In this paper, we will discuss the synthesis of the macromonomer, the iterative reaction sequence and merits of a convergent strategy. Some preliminary characterization data will also be reported.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (527Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma052627d
Publisher statement:This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Macromolecules, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma052627d.
Record Created:26 Apr 2007
Last Modified:29 Jul 2014 16:48

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