Chemistry of multifunctional polymers based on bis-MPA and their cutting-edge applications
2015 (English)In: Progress in polymer science, ISSN 0079-6700, E-ISSN 1873-1619, Vol. 48, 85-110 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Polymers play an important role in the advancement of materials for use in cutting-edge applications. A direct consequence of an increased demand for more sophisticated materials has been a drive toward developing polymers that exhibit a higher level of structural control, especially in terms of the number and type of functionalities provided within the polymer framework. A family of polymers that meets such a challenge is based on the readily available AB2 monomer 2,2-bismethylolpropionic acid (bis-MPA) building block. Due to the ease with which the monomers can be synthesized, an array of multifunctional polymers have been produced including monodisperse dendrimers and dendrons and well-defined linear polymers as well as linear-dendritic hybridizations. This review outlines the evolution of the synthetic strategies for developing novel polymeric architectures based on bis-MPA and their assessment in both solution and substrate-based innovative applications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 48, 85-110 p.
Bis-MPA, Aliphatic polyester, Dendritic polymers, Polycarbonate, Nanomaterials, Biomedical applications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-174933DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2015.04.006ISI: 000361409400003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84940449349OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-174933DiVA: diva2:865243
FunderKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 2012-0196Swedish Research Council, 2010-453
QC 201410272015-10-272015-10-092015-11-05Bibliographically approved