Synthesis of well-defined perfluoroalkyl-end-capped polymers by ring-opening polymerization

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For the purpose of developing model coating systems, it is important to use well-defined coating precursors. In this work, perfluoroalkyl-end-capped polyesters were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of e-caprolactone (e-Cl) through so-called 'activated monomer' mechanism. The polymerization of e-Cl in a living manner, making the molecular weight of polycaprolactone easily tunable, with a low polydispersity index (~1.1). In addition, no cyclic structures have been observed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Fluorine and Silicone Coatings
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom, Manchester
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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