Linear and non-linear triblock terpolymers. Synthesis, self-assembly in selective solvents and in bulk

Nikolaos Hadjichristidis*, Hermis Iatrou, Marinos Pitsikalis, Stergios Pispas, Apostolos Avgeropoulos

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Abstract

The synthesis and self assembly of linear and nonlinear triblock terpolymers in selective solvents were analyzed. Advancements in synthetic polymer chemistry have allowed a wide range of ABC type triblock terpolymers to be synthesized by all living polymerization methods and their combinations. At present, the synthetic capabilities are more powerful than the theoretical and experimental studies employed to understand the properties of macromolecular systems. It is synthetically possible to prepare complex linear and nonlinear block copolymers consisting of more than three different blocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-782
Number of pages58
JournalProgress in Polymer Science (Oxford)
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Bulk
  • Cyclic
  • Linear
  • Living polymerization
  • Living/controlled polymerizations
  • Miktoarm star
  • Selective solvents
  • Self-assembly
  • Synthesis
  • Triblock terpolymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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