The Strength of the Macromonomer Strategy for Complex Macromolecular Architecture: Molecular Characterization, Properties and Applications of Polymacromonomers

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

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Abstract

The efficiency of the macromonomer (MM) synthetic strategy for the creation of nonlinear complex macromolecular architectures (miktoarm stars, α,ω-branched polymers, random/exact comb and graft copolymers, dendritic polymers, molecular brushes) is reviewed. In addition, the solution/bulk properties and the potential applications of polymacromonomers (PMM), as well as new synthetic ideas are presented. The synthesis of macromonomers and living polymacromonomers in situ leads to many novel linear and nonlinear structures, as for example PMM-b-PS-b-PMM, (PS)2PMM. The use of multichlorosilylstyrenes as monomer/linking agents opens new ways for structures with multichain macromonomeric building blocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)979-1013
Number of pages35
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume24
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2003

Keywords

  • Macromolecular architectures
  • Macromonomers
  • Potential applications
  • Properties
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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