Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Triblock Terpolymers with Complex Macromolecular Architecture

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621711
Title:
Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Triblock Terpolymers with Complex Macromolecular Architecture
Authors:
Polymeropoulos, George; Zapsas, George; Hadjichristidis, Nikolaos ( 0000-0003-1442-1714 ) ; Avgeropoulos, Apostolos
Abstract:
Two star triblock terpolymers (PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO)3 and one dendritic-like terpolymer [PS-b-P2VP-b-(PEO)2]3 of PS (polystyrene), P2VP (poly(2-vinylpyridine)), and PEO (poly(ethylene oxide)), never reported before, were synthesized by combining atom transfer radical and anionic polymerizations. The synthesis involves the transformation of the -Br groups of the previously reported Br-terminated 3-arm star diblock copolymers to one or two -OH groups, followed by anionic polymerization of ethylene oxide to afford the star or dendritic structure, respectively. The well-defined structure of the terpolymers was confirmed by static light scattering, size exclusion chromatography, and NMR spectroscopy. The self-assembly in solution and the morphology in bulk of the terpolymers, studied by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy, respectively, reveal new insights in the phase separation of these materials with complex macromolecular architecture. © 2015 American Chemical Society.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Polymer Synthesis Laboratory
Citation:
Polymeropoulos G, Zapsas G, Hadjichristidis N, Avgeropoulos A (2015) Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Triblock Terpolymers with Complex Macromolecular Architecture. ACS Macro Letters 4: 1392–1397. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00795.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
ACS Macro Letters
Issue Date:
25-Nov-2015
DOI:
10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00795
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2161-1653; 2161-1653
Sponsors:
G.P. and A.A. would like to acknowledge cofinancing of this research project by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund- ERDF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "THESSALY- MAINLAND GREECE AND EPIRUS-2007-2013" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF 2007-2013). G.P., G.Z., and A.A. would like to acknowledge the Network of Research Supporting Laboratories at the University of Ioannina for using the Electron Microscopy Facility. G.P. and N.H. would like to acknowledge the support by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00795
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

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dc.contributor.authorPolymeropoulos, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorZapsas, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorHadjichristidis, Nikolaosen
dc.contributor.authorAvgeropoulos, Apostolosen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:23:18Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:23:18Z-
dc.date.issued2015-11-25en
dc.identifier.citationPolymeropoulos G, Zapsas G, Hadjichristidis N, Avgeropoulos A (2015) Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Triblock Terpolymers with Complex Macromolecular Architecture. ACS Macro Letters 4: 1392–1397. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00795.en
dc.identifier.issn2161-1653en
dc.identifier.issn2161-1653en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00795en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621711-
dc.description.abstractTwo star triblock terpolymers (PS-b-P2VP-b-PEO)3 and one dendritic-like terpolymer [PS-b-P2VP-b-(PEO)2]3 of PS (polystyrene), P2VP (poly(2-vinylpyridine)), and PEO (poly(ethylene oxide)), never reported before, were synthesized by combining atom transfer radical and anionic polymerizations. The synthesis involves the transformation of the -Br groups of the previously reported Br-terminated 3-arm star diblock copolymers to one or two -OH groups, followed by anionic polymerization of ethylene oxide to afford the star or dendritic structure, respectively. The well-defined structure of the terpolymers was confirmed by static light scattering, size exclusion chromatography, and NMR spectroscopy. The self-assembly in solution and the morphology in bulk of the terpolymers, studied by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy, respectively, reveal new insights in the phase separation of these materials with complex macromolecular architecture. © 2015 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipG.P. and A.A. would like to acknowledge cofinancing of this research project by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund- ERDF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "THESSALY- MAINLAND GREECE AND EPIRUS-2007-2013" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF 2007-2013). G.P., G.Z., and A.A. would like to acknowledge the Network of Research Supporting Laboratories at the University of Ioannina for using the Electron Microscopy Facility. G.P. and N.H. would like to acknowledge the support by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00795en
dc.titleSynthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Triblock Terpolymers with Complex Macromolecular Architectureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentPolymer Synthesis Laboratoryen
dc.identifier.journalACS Macro Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science Engineering, University of Ioannina, University Campus-Dourouti, Ioannina, Greeceen
kaust.authorPolymeropoulos, Georgeen
kaust.authorHadjichristidis, Nikolaosen
kaust.authorAvgeropoulos, Apostolosen
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