How to Prepare the Abstract: the Title(14 Pt, Bold, Left Aligned)
How to prepare the abstract: The Title(14 pt, bold, left aligned)
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1)Hutchings, L. R.; Roberts-Bleming, S. J. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2144
2)Clarke, N.; De Luca, E.; Dodds, J. M.; Kimani, S. M.; Hutchings, L. R. European Polymer Journal2008, 44, 665
See example below
DendriMacs, HyperMacs and HyperBlocks – The Advantages of the Macromonomer Approach
Lian R. Hutchings*,a Solomon Kimania, Serena Agostinia
aDurham Centre for Soft Matter, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
The synthesis and characterisation of hierachically branched polymers continues to be an area of intense research. In recent years we have reported new strategies for the synthesis of two classes highly branched polymers, DendriMacs1 and HyperMacs2,3. These materials are essentially long chain branched analogues of classical dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers and the synthetic strategy involves two steps. The synthesis by anionic polymerization of well-defined AB2 macromonomers which can then be built up into highly branched architectures either via a one-pot polycondensation reaction to give imperfectly, long-chain (hyper)branched architectures, HyperMacs, or via a step wise convergent coupling method to yield well defined dendritically branched polymers, DendriMacs.
The macromonomer approach is not the only strategy that has been exploited to make polymers with the same or similar branched archtiectures but the use of macromonomers offers a wide range of advantages over alternative methods. We will discuss two key advantages in this paper; firstly the ability to completely characterise model branched polymers (DendriMacs) which is absolutely vital for their use in stucture-property correlation studies. Secondly we will discuss the synthesis of HyperMacs from block copolymeric macromonomers to yield HyperBlocks4 – a strategy that has recently been adopted and modified by a number of other groups5 around the world.
Figure 1. Structure and microphase separated morphologies of linear macromonomer and the branched HyperBlock created from coupling the macromonomer4
3)Hutchings, L. R.; Roberts-Bleming, S. J. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2144
4)Clarke, N.; De Luca, E.; Dodds, J. M.; Kimani, S. M.; Hutchings, L. R. European Polymer Journal2008, 44, 665
5)Hutchings, L. R. Soft Matter.2008, 4, 2150
6)Hutchings, L. R.; Dodds, J. M.; Rees, D.; Kimani, S. M.; Wu, J. J.; Smith, E. Macromolecules2009, 42, 8675
7)Konkolewicz, D.; Poon, C. K.; Gray-Weale, A.; Perrier, S. Chem. Commun.2011, 47, 239