Unusual, promoted release of guests from amphiphilic cross-linked polymer networks. Academic Article uri icon


  • Hyperbranched fluoropolymer-poly(ethylene glycol) (HBFP-PEG) cross-linked networks have been found to exhibit capabilities for the encapsulation of high levels of geraniol guest molecules coupled with unusually rapid release of the volatile compound. The promotion of the release of the volatile fragrance geraniol, observed as decreasing volatilization temperatures and increasing volatilization rates by thermogravimetric analyses, was found to be dependent upon the HBFP-PEG network composition, with increasing effects from decreasing wt % PEG and a maximum effect occurring at 5 wt % PEG.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brown, G. O., Bergquist, C., Ferm, P., & Wooley, K. L

complete list of authors

  • Brown, Gerald O||Bergquist, Catherine||Ferm, Paul||Wooley, Karen L

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM