MALDI-TOF analysis of dendrimer-like poly(ethylene oxide)s

Lieven M. Van Renterghem, Xiaoshuang Feng, Daniel Taton, Yves Gnanou, Filip E. Du Prez*

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The matrix-assisted laser deposition Fourier transform mass spectrometry (MALDI-FTMS) analysis of dendrimer-like poly(ethylene oxide)s (PEO) structures was analyzed. The dendrimer-like PEO structures were prepared by anionic ring-opening polymerization of ethylene oxide from a precursor possessing hydroxyl groups followed by allylic functions at the PEO chain and hydroxylation of these allylic end groups. It was shown that all polymer structures exhibited narrow molar mass distributions. The analysis of the isotope distributions of the polymers has shown that MALDI-TOF is a powerful technique to characterize complex branched macromolecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10609-10613
Number of pages5
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 13 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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