Synthesis of phenanthroline-terminated polymers and their Fe(II)-complexes

Miklós Nagy, Miklós Zsuga, David Rácz, Sándor Kéki

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Well-defined mono- and bifunctional, phenanthrolineterminated poly(ethylene glycol) and polyisobutylene capable of polymer network formation were synthesized. The starting materials mono- and bi-phenanthroline- (phen) terminated polyethylene glycols) (mPEG-phen, phen-PEG-phen) and polyisobutylenes (PIB-phen, phen-PIB-phen) were prepared by the Williamson synthesis and characterized by means of 1H NMR and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. According to UV-Vis spectrophotometry and ESI-TOF mass spectrometry, the phenanthroline-terminated polymers underwent quantitative complex formation with ferrous ions in solution. The aqueous solution of mPEG-phen shows selfassembly behavior. Important parameters, such as critical micelle concentration and hydrodynamic radius of the aggregates were also determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2709-2715
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2010



  • Functionalization of polymers
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Metal-polymer complexes
  • Polyethers
  • Polyolefins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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