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Miktoarm star polymersviacyclodextrin-driven supramolecular self-assembly

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We report the formation of a novel class of supramolecular miktoarm star polymers via cyclodextrin host–guest chemistry. Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization from difunctional guest- or alkyne-containing chain transfer agents and copper(I)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition leads to host- and guest-containing acrylamido polymers, namely poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) and poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide). Subsequently, a supramolecular miktoarm star polymer was formed and characterized via dynamic light scattering and rotating frame nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy.

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2012, accepted on 04 Jun 2012 and first published on 13 Jun 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20214J
Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 3064-3067

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    Miktoarm star polymers via cyclodextrin-driven supramolecular self-assembly

    B. V. K. J. Schmidt, M. Hetzer, H. Ritter and C. Barner-Kowollik, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 3064
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20214J

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