Preparation and Properties of Poly(ethylene oxide) Star Polymers

Abstract

Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) star polymers were prepared by anionic polymerization of methacryloyl chloride and glyceryl trimethacrylate with sec-butyllithium in cyclohexane. The ensuing polymers were grafted with poly(ethylene glycol) of molecular weight 400. The final product was washed with methylene chloride and analyzed with infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermogravimetry. Star polymers of PEO were also prepared by anionic polymerization of glycidol with secbutyllithium in cyclohexane. The initiator was chosen so as to yield a polymer of 10,000 molecular weight. The resulting polymers were analyzed by nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetry. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 87: 322–327, 2003

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@inproceedings{Peppas2001PreparationAP, title={Preparation and Properties of Poly(ethylene oxide) Star Polymers}, author={Nicholas A Peppas and Ankush Argade and Saumitra Bhargava}, year={2001} }