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Hyperbranched polymers: growing richer in flavours with time

Gayen, AK and Singla, R and Ramakrishnan, S (2024) Hyperbranched polymers: growing richer in flavours with time. In: Chemical Communications .

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Hyperbranched polymers (HBPs) have been studied for over three decades now; yet several interesting aspects continue to draw the attention of researchers worldwide. This is because of the simplicity of synthesis, their unique globular structure, and the numerous peripherally located functional groups that can be utilised to impart a variety of attributes, such as core-shell amphiphilicity, Janus amphiphilicity, clickable polymeric scaffolds, multifunctional crosslinkers, etc. Several reviews have been written on HBPs with a focus on synthetic strategies, structural diversity, and their potential applications; in this short feature article, we have taken an alternate approach to highlight some of the unique structural features of HBPs and their influence on the properties of HBPs. We also discuss their versatility and adaptability for the generation of several interesting functional polymeric systems. In the latter half, we focus on the utilisation of HBPs as multifunctional scaffolds, that rely on the numerous peripheral terminal groups. We conclude by drawing a structuro-functional analogy between the range of peripherally functionalised HBPs and other analogous, but more complex, polymeric systems. We believe that this review will serve as a visual sounding board that would encourage the development of several other applications for this class of unique polymers. © 2024 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemical Communications
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Keywords: Scaffolds, Alternate approaches; Amphiphilicity; Core shell; Crosslinker; Globular structure; Hyperbranched polymers; Polymeric scaffold; Polymeric systems; Structural diversity; Synthetic strategies, Dendrimers, functional group; polymer, flavor; human; polymerization; review
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2024 09:08
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2024 09:08
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/84196

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