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Lecture Holger Schmalz


04 October 2007 FWN-Building 5114.0004, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Holger Schmalz
Affiliation: Makromolekulare Chemie II and Bayreuther Zentrum fuer Kolloide und Grenzflaechen, Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany
Title: Highly branched polybutadienes via anionic self-condensing vinyl copolymerization
Date: Thu Oct 4, 2007
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5114.0004
Host: Katja Loos
Telephone: +31 50 363 6867


A novel route towards hyperbranched polybutadienes via anionic polymerization technique has been developed. Although the preparation of hyperbranched polymers through self-condensing vinyl polymerization (SCVP) has been reported for styrenic and methacrylic monomers using ATRP or group transfer polymerization, diene monomers have not been utilized so far. Along with numerous applications for hyperbranched polybutadiene itself, facile end group modification provides a possibility towards larger scale potential applications. For instance, as rheology modifiers, in coating applications, as functional materials in catalysis, and for nano-templating application.
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