PEG-bis phosphonic acid based ionic supramolecular structures

Lidia Gonzalez, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Søren Hvilsted

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A number of supramolecular structures are prepared by mixing stoichiometric amounts of a phosphonic acid terminated poly(ethylene glycol) with propargyl amine, hexamethylene diamine, tris(2-aminoethyl)amine, and the first generation of a poly(propylene imine) dendrimer in turn at room temperature. The resulting ionic assemblies are very comprehensively characterized by ATR-FTIR, proton, and carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy that unequivocally demonstrate the ionic network formation through ammonium phophonates. The resulting salt and ionic networks are additionally analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. The conclusion is that mixing the virgin components at room temperature spontaneously form either a salt or ionic supramolecular networks. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)8-20
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • differential scanning calorimetry
  • ionic networks
  • IR spectroscopy
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • thermogravimetric analysis
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Ionic liquids
  • Mixing
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Organic acids
  • Polyethylene glycols
  • Propylene
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy
  • Ionic assemblies
  • Ionic networks
  • Poly (propylene imine) dendrimers
  • Room temperature
  • Supramolecular networks
  • Supramolecular structure
  • Tris(2-aminoethyl) amine
  • Differential scanning calorimetry


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