Novel Macromolecular Architectures via a Combination of Cyclodextrin Host/Guest Complexation and RAFT Polymerization

  • Bernhard V. K. J.¬†Schmidt
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 1-5
  3. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 7-44
  4. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 45-72
  5. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 73-94
  6. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 95-110
  7. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 111-127
  8. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 129-142
  9. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 143-145
  10. Bernhard Volkmar Konrad Jakob Schmidt
    Pages 147-156
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 157-202

About this book

Introduction

In this thesis, Bernhard Schmidt describes his research into two fields in the chemical sciences: supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry. Schmidt first investigates cyclodextrins (CDs), which are well know for the formation of supramolecular host/guest complexes with hydrophobic molecules in aqueous solution. Schmidt then also examines reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization as a well-suited toll for the synthesis of water-soluble end-funcitonalized polymers. The author skilfully combines both concepts as a powerful tool to access reversibly forming macromolecular architectures. The novel methods and architectures presented in this work are highly interesting from both a fundamental point of view as well as a basis for the design of efficient drug release systems. The work in this thesis has led to a number of publications in top peer-reviewed journals.

Keywords

Cyclodextrin Complex Miktoarm Star Polymers Polymer Architecture Raft Polymerization Stimuli Responsive Polymers Supramolecular Architecture Thermoresponsivity of PDEAAm Three Armed Star Polymers Triblock Copolymers

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard V. K. J.¬†Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06077-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06076-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06077-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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