Synthesis of PS star polymers from tetracarbanionic initiators

Arnaud Lebreton, J. K. Kallitsis, Valérie Héroguez*, Yves Gnanou

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A novel tetracarbanionic initiator as designed and used to obtain star polymers. Well-defined four-arm polystyrene stars exhibiting expected molar masses and low polydispersity indexes have been obtained in this way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Anionic polymerization
  • Core-first method
  • Pluricarbanionic initiator
  • Polystyrene
  • Star polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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