Patent Number: 6,252,014

Title: Star polymers and polymeric particles in the nanometer-sized range by step growth reactions

Abstract: Provided are star-shaped non-vinyl polymers of a variety of compositions and a method for manufacturing such star-shaped polymers. The star-shaped polymers include a plurality of non-vinyl polymeric arms covalently linked to a crosslinked core. The core is made from crosslinkable non-vinyl reactants. The method involves reacting functionalized non-vinyl polymer pre-arms with the crosslinkable non-vinyl reactants.

Inventors: Knauss; Daniel M. (Golden, CO)

Assignee: Colorado School of Mines

International Classification: C08G 81/00 (20060101); C08G 077/458 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018