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Aromatic Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis and Application

  • Anindita GhoshEmail author
  • Susanta Banerjee
  • Brigitte Voit
Chapter
Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 266)

Abstract

Hyperbranched (hb) polymers have been receiving increasing attention because of their unique architecture that results in an interesting set of unusual chemical and physical properties. Over the past decade quite a number of excellent reviews on hb polymers have been published by different research groups, covering various aspects of this class of polymers. This review will highlight the work on aromatic hb polymers of the last decade, emphasizing general synthetic strategies and recent development of alternative synthetic strategies, and discussing various aspects of hb polymers to demonstrate their wide range of applications.

Keywords

Hyperbranched polymers Polymer applications Polymer synthesis 

Abbreviations

6F-BPA

4,4′-(Hexafluoroisopropylidene)diphenol

AFM

Atomic force microscopy

BPA

4,4′-Isopropylidenediphenol

BPADA

2,2-Bis[4-(3,4-dicarboxyphenoxy) phenyl]propane dianhydride

BTDA

3,3′,4,4′-Benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride

C-BPA

4,4′-(9-Fluorenylidene)diphenol

CHCl3

Chloroform

Đ

Dispersity (M w/M n )

DB

Degree of branching

DMAc

Dimethyl acetamide

DMF

Dimethylformamide

DMSO

Dimethyl sulfoxide

DSC

Differential scanning calorimetry

EB

Elongation at break

FTIR

Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy

GPC

Gel permeation chromatography

HQDPA

1,4-Bis(3,4-dicarboxyphenoxy)benzene dianhydride

hb

Hyperbranched

Mn

Number average molecular weight

Mw

Weight average molecular weight

NMP

N-Methylpyrrolidinone

NMR

Nuclear magnetic resonance

ODA

4,4′-Oxydianiline

ODPA

4,4′-Oxydiphthalic dianhydride

PAA

Polyamic acid

PL

Photoluminescence

PMDA

Pyromellitic dianhydride

SEM

Scanning electron microscopy

Tc

Crystallization temperature

Td

Onset decomposition temperature

Td,5%

5% weight loss temperature

Td,10%

10% weight loss temperature

TEM

Transmission electron microscopy

Tg

Glass transition temperature

TGA

Thermogravimetric analysis

THF

Tetrahydrofuran

Tm

Melting temperature

UV

Ultraviolet

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anindita Ghosh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susanta Banerjee
    • 2
  • Brigitte Voit
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied Science, Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)Symbiosis International University (SIU)PuneIndia
  2. 2.Materials Science CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  3. 3.Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V.DresdenGermany

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