Tailor made side-chain functionalized macromolecules by combination of controlled radical polymerization and click chemistry

A. Krieg, C.R. Becer, R. Hoogenboom, U.S. Schubert

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Abstract

Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of trimethylsilyl-propargyl methacrylate (TMSPMA) was performed to obtain alkyne containing polymers with narrow molecular weight distributions (PDI <1.3). Homopolymers of TMSPMA as well as random and block copolymers with methyl methacrylate were synthesized and subsequently deprotected. The obtained acetylene-functionalized polymers were further functionalized using the copper(I) catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition reaction to obtain well-defined glycopolymers, grafted copolymers and anthracene-containing polymers (PDI = 1.08-1.28) that were characterized with GPC, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 1H-NMR-spectroscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Volume275-276
Issue numberMicrostructural Control in Free-Radical Polymerization
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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