Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 185–190 | Cite as

Three different types of quasi-model networks: synthesis by group transfer polymerization and characterization

  • Aggeliki I. Triftaridou
  • Demetris Kafouris
  • Maria Vamvakaki
  • Theoni K. Georgiou
  • Theodora C. Krasia
  • Efrosyni Themistou
  • Natalia Hadjiantoniou
  • Costas S. PatrickiosEmail author


Group transfer polymerization (GTP) chemistry was employed for the preparation of polymethacrylate networks of controlled structure (quasi-model networks) of three different types: (a) regular quasi-model networks, in which all polymer chains were linked at their ends, leaving, in principle, no free chain ends, (b) crosslinked star polymer quasi-model networks, in which star polymers were interlinked via half of their chains, letting the other half free (dangling), and (c) shell-crosslinked polymer quasi-model networks, in which the outer part of the network contained polymer arms (dangling chains). Combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic monomers led to amphiphilic networks whose aqueous swelling behavior was characterized gravimetrically.


EGDMA Network Type DMAEMA Star Polymer Hydrophobic Monomer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aggeliki I. Triftaridou
    • 1
  • Demetris Kafouris
    • 1
  • Maria Vamvakaki
    • 2
  • Theoni K. Georgiou
    • 1
  • Theodora C. Krasia
    • 1
    • 3
  • Efrosyni Themistou
    • 1
  • Natalia Hadjiantoniou
    • 1
  • Costas S. Patrickios
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and TechnologyUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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