Asymmetric star polymers: Synthesis and properties

Nikolaos Hadjichristidis*, Stergios Pispas, Marinos Pitsikalis, Hermis Iatrou, Costas Vlahos

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Abstract

The synthesis and the properties, both in bulk and in solution, of asymmetric star polymers are reviewed. Asymmetry is introduced when arms of different molecular weight, chemical nature or topology are incorporated into the same molecule. The phase separation, aggregation phenomena, dilute solution properties etc. are examined from a theoretical and experimental point of view. Recent applications of these materials show their importance in modern technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-127
Number of pages57
JournalAdvances in Polymer Science
Volume142
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Asymmetry
  • Chain conformation
  • Miktoarm stars
  • Morphology
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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