Periodate oxidation and subsequent reductive amination with propargylamine was adopted for the controlled functionalization of amylose with alkyne groups, whereas ATRP polymerization was exploited to obtain end-(R)- or end-(ω)-azide functionalized poly(meth)acrylates to be used as “click” reagents in Cu(I) catalyzed azide-alkyne [3 + 2] dipolar cycloaddition. Amylose was effectively grafted with poly(n-butyl acrylate), poly(n-butyl methacrylate), poly(n-hexyl methacrylate), and poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) with this strategy. Their structure and composition were confirmed by FT-IR, NMR spectroscopies, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Dynamic and static light scattering analyses, as well as TEM microscopy showed that the most amphiphilic among these hybrid graft copolymers self-assembled in water, yielding nanoparticles with ca. 30 nm diameter.
|Autori:||MONICA BERTOLDO; GIOVANNI ZAMPANO; FEDERICO LA TERRA; VALENTINA VILLARI; VALTER CASTELVETRO|
|Titolo:||Amphiphilic amylose-g-poly(meth)acrylate copolymers through “click” onto grafting method|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/bm101143q|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|