Hetero-multifunctional poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers with multiple hydroxyl groups and a single terminal functionality

C. Mangold, F. Wurm, B. Obermeier, H. Frey*

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Abstract

Hetero‐multifunctional poly(ethylene glycol‐co‐glycerol) random copolymers with multiple hydroxyl functionalities and a single terminal functionality have been prepared by copolymerization of ethylene oxide (EO) and ethoxy ethyl glycidyl ether (EEGE) with the use of a suitable initiator, introducing a protected amino group or a double bond, respectively. Acidic deprotection was used for removal of the acetal protecting groups in the chain, and the terminal amino group was regenerated by catalytic hydrogenation. A series of copolymers with narrow polydispersity was obtained, varying comonomer fractions from 3 to 67% and molecular weights in the range of 5 000–32 000 g · mol−1 (1.05 <  < 1.25). Molecular and thermal characterization was carried out using 1H‐ and 13C NMR, SEC and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-264
JournalMacromolecular rapid communications
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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