Radial size of a starburst dendrimer in solvents of varying quality

Yu Jane Sheng, Shaoyi Jiang, Heng Kwong Tsao

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Abstract

The radial size of a starburst dendrimer in solvents of varying quality was discussed. The scaling predicted by the Flory-type theory was confirmed by using off-lattice Monte Carlo (MC) simulations in both good and poor solvent conditions. It was found the size of the dendrimer fell as the temperature was decreased. Near the θ temperature, the dendritic polymer is believed to behave in a quasi-ideal fashion because of an effective cancellation between the attractive and excluded-volume interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7865-7868
Number of pages4
JournalMacromolecules
Volume35
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Oct 2002

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