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Comparison of hyperbranched and linear polyglycidol unimolecular reverse micelles as nanoreactors and nanocapsules

TitleComparison of hyperbranched and linear polyglycidol unimolecular reverse micelles as nanoreactors and nanocapsules
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsKumar, KR, Brooks, DE
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume26
Pagination155-159
Date PublishedFeb
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1022-1336
KeywordsCATALYSIS, host-guest systems, hyperbranched, LIGHT-SCATTERING, MOLECULAR NANOCAPSULES, POLYGLYCEROLS, polyglycidol, POLYMERIZATION, POLYMERS, unimolecular reverse micelle
Abstract

Amphiphilic-hyperbranched polyglycidols and a linear analogue were tested for the unimolecular elimination (E1) reactions of tert-alkyl iodides. Their encapsulation properties were also compared. The linear polymer was found to have very good "unimolecular reverse micellar" characteristics as well, even though the results showed the advantages of a hyperbranched nature over a one linear one. Our results showed the need for a direct comparison of branched and linear polymers for any application.

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