Synthesis of dendronized PAMAM grafted ROMP polymers

Islam M. N., Çetinkaya I. C., EREN T., TÜLÜ M.

Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, vol.60, no.4, pp.282-296, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10601325.2023.2195947
  • Journal Name: Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.282-296
  • Keywords: ROMP, PAMAM, dendrimer encapsulated Cu nanoparticle, catalysis
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Oxanorbornene cored 0.5, 1.5 and 2.5 generation ester terminated PAMAM dendronized monomers with 2 and 6 carbon-containing alkyl spacer in the middle of oxanorbornene core and dendronized branching were synthesized. Monomers were polymerized through the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) technique by using 2nd and 3rd generation Grubbs catalysts to get dendronized ROMP polymers. It was found that Grubbs 3rd generation catalyst works well for 0.5 generation dendronized ROMP polymer whereas Grubbs 2nd generation catalyst works for the higher generation. We also found the linker effect during polymerization as six-carbon linker monomers polymerize with high yield along with higher generation. Finally, dendronized ROMP-based PAMAM encapsulated zero valent Cu nanoparticle was synthesized by using a reducing agent, NaBH4. The catalytic activity of this nanoparticle was further investigated from the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol.