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

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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

  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

About the authors

Bernhard V.K.J. Schmidt graduated in chemistry at the Technical University Darmstadt in 2009 with focus on polymer science. He accomplished his diploma thesis in the group of Prof. Matthias Rehahn followed by a short stay at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Science in Postdam in the group of Dr. Jean-François Lutz, where he worked on sequence controlled polymerization and single polymer chain folding. For his doctoral studies he joined the group of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and graduated in 2013. His research work consisted mainly of the formation of supramolecular architectures governed by cyclodextrin complexes and stimuli responsive polymers. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara in the group of Prof. Craig Hawker as a German Academic Exchange Service fellow.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Novel Macromolecular Architectures via a Combination of Cyclodextrin Host/Guest Complexation and RAFT Polymerization
  • Authors Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • 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 Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-06076-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35998-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-06077-4
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 88 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Polymer Sciences
    Physical Chemistry
    Materials Science, general
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