Role of highly branched, high molecular weight polymer structures in directing uniform polymer particle formation during nanoprecipitation

The new macromolecular architecture, hyperbranched polydendrons, are composed of a broad distribution of molecular weights and architectural variation; however, nanoprecipitation of these materials yields highly uniform, dendron-functional nanoparticles. By isolating different fractions of the diverse samples, the key role of the most highly branched structures in directing nucleation and growth has been explored and determined.