Structure-property relationships in densely grafted π-stacked polymers (pages 2446–2461)
Andrea Cappelli, Marco Paolino, Paolo Anzini, Germano Giuliani, Salvatore Valenti, Marianna Aggravi, Alessandro Donati, Raniero Mendichi, Lucia Zetta, Antonella Caterina Boccia, Fabio Bertini, Filippo Samperi, Salvatore Battiato, Eugenio Paccagnini and Salvatore Vomero
Version of Record online: 26 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.24016
Three methyl end-capped oligo(ethylene glycol) (MOEG) ethers (1b–d) and a methoxyderivative (1a) of a benzofulvene monomer were synthesized and induced to polymerize spontaneously to obtain soluble π-stacked densely grafted polymers (poly-1b–d) and model polymer poly-1a. The physicochemical features of the synthesized polymers were compared in a structure-property relationship study. The solubility of poly-1a–d depends on the number of the oligo(ethylene glycol) monomeric units. In particular, poly-1d, featuring a long MOEG side chain (n = 9), shows an amphiphilic character and is soluble in a number of organic solvents, whereas it interacts with water to give isolated macromolecules.