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Chain dynamics in poly(amidoamine) dendrimers: a study of proton NMR relaxation parameters

Meltzer, A. Donald and Tirrell, David A. and Jones, Alan A. and Inglefield, Paul T. (1992) Chain dynamics in poly(amidoamine) dendrimers: a study of proton NMR relaxation parameters. Macromolecules, 25 (18). pp. 4549-4552. ISSN 0024-9297. doi:10.1021/ma00044a014.

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^2H NMR relaxation measurements were used in an extensive study of chain mobility in poly-(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimers as a function of molecular weight and position along the chain. For ^2H labels in the terminal generation, the spin-lattice relaxation times (T_1) were found to decrease as the number of chain termini increased from 3 (T_1 = 30 ± 3 ms, at 46.0 MHz) to 384 (T_1 = 7.6 ± 0.7 ms, at 46.0 MHz) and were smaller than the T_1 observed when the polymers were labeled in the interior. The values of T_1 determined at lower field strength (4.7 T) were lower than those at higher field strength (7.05 T). By using the spin-spin relaxation time (T_2) as a second variable, consistent correlation times (τ) were obtained at the two field strengths upon application of Schaefer’s log χ^2 distribution function. No dependence of τ on position along the chain was observed when the label was located in the interior repeating units of PAMAM dendrimers of constant molecular weight. No evidence of radial gradients was found. The data are interpreted in terms of alternative theoretical treatments of dendritic macromolecules.

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Additional Information:© 1992 American Chemical Society. Received August 5, 1991. We express our appreciation to Dow Chemical Co. for funding this work and to Dr. Larry Wilson, with whom we have had many helpful discussions. NMR spectra were recorded in the University of Massachusetts NMR Laboratory, which is supported in part by the NSF Materials Research Laboratory at the University.
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Official Citation:Chain dynamics in poly(amidoamine) dendrimers: a study of proton NMR relaxation parameters A. Donald Meltzer, David A. Tirrell, Alan A. Jones, and Paul T. Inglefield Macromolecules 1992 25 (18), 4549-4552
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