A3-type star polymers via click chemistry

O. Altintas, B. Yankul, G. Hizal, U. Tunca

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We report a simple preparation of three-armed (As-type) star polymers based on the arm-first technique, using a click-reaction strategy between a well-defined azide-end-functionalized polystyrene, poly(tert-butyl acrylate), or poly(ethylene glycol) precursor and a trisalkyne-functional initiator, 1,1,1-tris[4-(2-propynyloxy)phenyl]-ethane. The click-reaction efficiency for A3-type star formation has been investigated with gel permeation chromatography measurements (refractive-index detector). The gel permeation chromatography curves have been split with the deconvolution method (Gaussian area), and the efficiency of A3-type star formation has been found to be 87%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6458-6465
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)
  • Click reactions
  • Poly(ethylene glycol)
  • Polystyrene, poly(fert-butyl acrylate)
  • Star polymers


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