Mathis Hodge, Gaumani Gyanwali, Cameron Villines and Jeffery L. White
Amphiphilic polymer crosslinked networks with specific lengths linking cyclodextrin (CD) nodes synthesized modularly are presented. Linker type and length variation bring about hydrophilic/hydrophobic tuning of the network. Guest-host capability is adjusted by the size variation of α-, β-, and γ-CDs. Ethylene glycol and polyethylene oxide linkers result in insoluble networks that swell to varying degrees in polar protic, polar aprotic, and chlorinated solvents such as water, methanol, ethanol, dimethylsulfoxide, dimethylformamide, methylene chloride, and chloroform.