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Characterization of Dendrimers by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Volume 53, Number 10 (Oct. 1999) Page 1277-1281

Demathieu, Caroline; Chehimi, Mohamed M.; Lipskier, Jean-Francois; Caminade, Anne-Marie; Majoral, Jean-Pierre

A series of P = S-containing dendrimers (starburst macromolecules) were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). This technique is a unique tool for the identification of specific groups from these starbursts such as P = S, aromatic rings, C-O, and C = O. Surface elemental and chemical composition is found to be generally in agreement with the expected stoichiometric formula.