Dual stimuli responsive PEG based hyperbranched polymers

Yixiao Dong, Paul Gunning, Hongliang Cao, Asha Mathew, Ben Newland, Aram Omer Saeed, Johannes Pall Magnusson, Cameron Alexander, Hongyun Tai, Abhay Pandit, Wenxin Wang

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Abstract

PEG based hyperbranched copolymers have been synthesised using a high concentration of ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as the branching agent (up to 10% molar ratio of total feed monomers) via a new in situ deactivation enhanced atom transfer radical polymerisation (DE-ATRP). These hyperbranched copolymers exhibited a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) close to body temperature and photo-crosslinkable behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-830
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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