Three different types of quasi-model networks: synthesis by group transfer polymerization and characterization

Aggeliki I. Triftaridou, Demetris Kafouris, Maria Vamvakaki, Theoni K. Georgiou, Theodora C. Krasia, Efrosyni Themistou, Natalia Hadjiantoniou, Costas S. Patrickios

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Abstract

Group transfer polymerization (GTP) chemistry was employed for the preparation of polymethacrylate networks of controlled structure (quasi-model networks) of three different types: (a) regular quasi-model networks, in which all polymer chains were linked at their ends, leaving, in principle, no free chain ends, (b) crosslinked star polymer quasi-model networks, in which star polymers were interlinked via half of their chains, letting the other half free (dangling), and (c) shell-crosslinked polymer quasi-model networks, in which the outer part of the network contained polymer arms (dangling chains). Combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic monomers led to amphiphilic networks whose aqueous swelling behavior was characterized gravimetrically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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