Synthesis of 3-miktoarm stars and 1st generation mikto dendritic copolymers by "living" radical polymerization and "click" chemistry

Michael R. Whittaker, Carl N. Urbani, Michael J. Monteiro

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The facile synthesis of 3-miktoarm star polymers and 1st generation mikto polymeric dendrimers using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and "click" chemistry is demonstrated. ATRP was used to synthesize near uniform polymers with Br chain ends, which were easily converted into azido groups. These polymer chains were then attached to a trifunctional alkyne molecule (tripropargylamine) using click reactions in a variety of ways to make the miktoarm stars and miktoarm polymeric dendrimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11360-11361
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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