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Stereocomplex Formation of Densely Grafted Brush Polymers

Sveinbjörnsson, Benjamín R. and Miyake, Garret M. and El-Batta, Amer and Grubbs, Robert H. (2014) Stereocomplex Formation of Densely Grafted Brush Polymers. ACS Macro Letters, 3 (1). pp. 26-29. ISSN 2161-1653. doi:10.1021/mz400568j.

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In this report, we explore the capability of macromolecules to interdigitate into densely grafted molecular brush copolymers. We demonstrate that by using the tendency for stereocomplexation between poly(l-lactide) and poly(d-lactide) as a driving force complementary linear polymers and brush copolymers can form a stereocomplex. However, stereocomplex formation between complementary brush copolymers is restricted and only partially observed when the side chains are of a critical molecular weight.

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Additional Information:© 2014 American Chemical Society. Received: November 5, 2013; Accepted: December 13, 2013. Publication Date (Web): December 17, 2013. This work was supported by the Dow-Resnick Bridge award, GIST, NSF (CHE-1048404) and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. The authors would like to thank Professors Eugene Chen and Yuetao Zhang for GPC analysis of the brush random copolymer. Professor Amer El-Batta would like to acknowledge the support provided by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).
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Official Citation:Stereocomplex Formation of Densely Grafted Brush Polymers Benjamín R. Sveinbjörnsson, Garret M. Miyake, Amer El-Batta, and Robert H. Grubbs ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3, pp 26–29
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