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Synthesis and characterization of poly(methyl methacrylate) star polymers†
Article first published online: 7 MAR 2003
© 1994 Society of Chemical Industry
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 171–179, February 1994
How to Cite
Efstratiadis, V., Tselikas, G., Hadjichristidis, N., Li, J., Yunan, W. and Mays, J. W. (1994), Synthesis and characterization of poly(methyl methacrylate) star polymers. Polym. Int., 33: 171–179. doi: 10.1002/pi.1994.210330208
Dedicated to Professor Maurice Morton to commemorate the establishment of the Maurice Mortor Institute of Polymer Science at the University of Akron.
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 7 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 AUG 1993
- Manuscript Revised: 14 JUN 1993
- Manuscript Received: 5 APR 1993
- star polymer;
- poly(methyl methacrylate);
- intrinsic viscosity;
Star-branched poly(methyl methacrylate)s (PMMA) were synthesized by linking ‘living’ arms (produced by anionic polymerzation) with ethylene glycol dimethacrylate. Stars having arm molecular weights of 10000 and 40000 and between 4.9 and 18.7 branches were produced. The polymers were characterized using light scattering, size exclusion chromatography, and viscometry. It was found that well-defined PMMA stars were obtained only at the higher (40000) arm molecular weight. The stars prepared using the lower molecular weight (c. 10000) arms contained very high molecular weight gel components.