Synchrotron X-ray scattering characterization of the molecular structures of star polystyrenes with varying numbers of arms.

Abstract

We have synthesized well-defined multiarmed star polystyrenes, with 6, 9, 17, 33, and 57 arms, and studied their molecular shapes and structural characteristics in a good solvent (tetrahydrofuran at 25 degrees C) and in a theta (Theta) solvent (cyclohexane at 35 degrees C) by small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) using a synchrotron radiation source. Analysis… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jp911928b

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