Highly branched polymers

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  • Dr. Young H. Kim

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    1. Du Pont Central Research and Development. Wilmington, DE 19880-0328 (USA)
    • Du Pont Central Research and Development. Wilmington, DE 19880-0328 (USA)
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  • Contribution number 6339.

Abstract

Well-defined, large dendritic molecules with branches at almost every repeat unit have recently been shown to form ordered structures such as gels and liquid-crystalline phases. The highly branched Highly Branched Polymers polyamide shown in the Figure forms, for example, a nematic phase as a 40 wt-% solution in amides, and as a 60 wt-% solution forms a gel static conditions but becomes fluid under shear stress.

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