From star‐shaped to dendritic poly(ethylene oxide)s: Toward increasingly branched architectures by anionic polymerization

Jean‐Luc ‐L Six*, Yves Gnanou

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Abstract

Polymers with dendritic structure are a category of macromolecular architectures that has received considerable attention in the last decade. These polymers, also referred to as dendrimers, exhibit a degree of branching equal to unity. Interest in dendrimers whose branching points are linked to each other by generations of macromolecular size is in contrast quite new. This paper describes a new synthetic strategy which allows access to poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) with dendritic structure. PEO dendrimers with different degree of compactness have been synthesized upon modifying the size of successive generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-150
Number of pages14
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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