Hyperbranched polymers; star–shaped polymers; microemulsion polymerization; structure–property r

Synthesis Of Poly(acrylamide-co-[2-acryloyloxy Ethyl]trimethyl Ammonium Chloride) Star-shaped Polymers By Inverse Microemulsion Polymerization

I.Katime1,*, A. Álvarez–Bautista1, E. Mendizábal2, L.G. Guerrero–Ramírez2, J.R. Ochoa–Gómez3

1Grupo de Nuevos Materiales y Espectroscopia Supramolecular. Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología. Vizcaya, Spain

2CUCEI. Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

3Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Department of Industrial Technology, Avda. de la Universidad 1, 28696 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain and TECNALIA,    Energy Unit, Parque Tecnológico de Álava, Leonardo Da Vinci, 11, 01510 Miñano, Spain

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2013, Current Issue, 4 (2), pp 115-120

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2012.6377

Publication Date (Web): Dec 09, 2012

E-mail: issa.katime@ehu.es


A series of star–shaped poly(acrylamide–co–[2–(acryloyloxy)ethyl] trimethyl ammonium chloride) were prepared by inverse microemulsion polymerization. The growth of side chains in the arms of the precursor has been carried out using different compositions of the comonomers acrylamide and [2–(acryloyloxy)ethyl] trimethyl ammonium chloride) (Q9). The characterization and star structure were determined by nuclear magnetic resonance, FTIR, MALDI–TOF and DSC. The dimensions of the particles were determined by quasielastic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy. Quasi–spherical particles of star polymers in the nanozise range were obtained which might be useful for the controlled transport and release of several biologically active drugs.


Hyperbranched polymers, star&ndash,shaped polymers, microemulsion polymerization,structure&ndash,property relations

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