The synthesis of star polymers has attracted much attention as these materials have the ability to self-organize in bulk and can be used as novel amphiphiles. The two principal techniques for preparing star-shaped polymers are the arm-first and core-first methods. Since star polymers exhibit a lower hydrodynamic volume than their linear analogues, it can be anticipated that the self-ordering properties of C60-polyethylene oxide (PEO) stars will be different than those of C60-derivatized linear homologues.
|Number of pages
|American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
|Published - Mar 1 1999
|Proceedings of the 1999 ACS Anaheim Meeting - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 21 1999 → Mar 25 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics