Novel porphyrin core star polymers have been synthesized via ring opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone using branched porphyrin initiators. Versatile modification of the core and the chain ends renders the synthesis flexible, allowing the tailor-design of a variety of functional star polymers. The shell is constructed in a one pot procedure involving no chromatography and the shell thickness can be controlled by the chain length and the solvent as shown by fluorescence quenching experiments as well as intramolecular energy transfer measurements.
|Number of pages
|American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
|Published - Mar 1 2000
|The San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000 → Mar 31 2000
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics