Preparation of hydrophobic poly(isobutylene) star polymers with hydrophilic poly(propylene imine) dendritic cores

Mingjun Liu, Miroslav Petro, Jean Frechet*, S. A. Haque, Hsien Chang Wang

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Poly(propylene imine) dendrimers with amino chain ends have been used for the preparation of hydrophobic star polymers with hydrophilic dendritic cores. The unsaturated end groups of polyisobutylene (PIB) were transformed into reactive anhydride end groups by an "ene" reaction with maleic anhydride, and the resulting functionalized PIB was then reacted with dendrimers to afford dendrimer-PIB star copolymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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