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Small Angle Scattering Studies of Dendrimer Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks



Barry J. Bauer, A Topp, T J. Prosa, Da-Wei Liu, C L. Jackson, Eric J. Amis


This report gives an overview about the first results of an investigation of mixtures that consist of dendrimers and conventional polymers. Poly[amido amine] PAMAM] or poly[propylene amine] [PPI] dendrimers were blended with linear polymers that contain small amounts of strongly interacting comonomers to enhance the miscibility. Hydrophobically modified dendrimers were incorporated into the miscible polymer blend PS/PVME. Interpenetrating polymer networks [IPNs] were prepared by dispersing the dendrimers in hydroxyethylmethacrylate and polymerizing the vinyl monomer using free radical methods. Small angle neutron [SANS] scattering and small angle x-ray scattering [SAXS] experiments were performed, and images from IPNs were taken with a transmission electron microscope [TEM].
ANTEC Conference Proceedings


blend, dendrimer, IPN, microscopy, scattering


Bauer, B. , Topp, A. , Prosa, T. , Liu, D. , Jackson, C. and Amis, E. (1998), Small Angle Scattering Studies of Dendrimer Blends and Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, ANTEC Conference Proceedings (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created January 1, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017