Versatile and rapid approach to encapsulate function - porphyrin core star polymers

Stefan Hecht, Henrik Ihre, Jean Frechet

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-792
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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