Submitted to: Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 1, 2006
Publication Date: March 24, 2006
Citation: Wyatt, V.T., Nunez, A., Foglia, T.A., Marmer, W.N. 2006. Acid catalyzed synthesis of hyperbranched poly(glycerol-diacid) oligomers. Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting. p. 46-47. Technical Abstract: Novel oligomeric prepolymers were synthesized by acid-catalyzed condensation of glycerol with iminodiacetic, azelaic, or succinic acid. The prepolymers were obtained, on average, in 62% yield and were characterized by 13C NMR, 1H NMR, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and GPC. The synthesized oligomers had an average molecular weight of 1543 Daltons (average PDI=1.34, average DOP= 5.5). Hyperbranching was evident in the products that employed azelaic acid and succinic acid as co-monomers with glycerol whereas the reaction between iminodiacetic acid and glycerol resulted in linear products bearing cyclic urethanes.