Terpyridines as supramolecular initiators for living polymerization methods

M. Heller, U.S. Schubert

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Bis(5,5-bis(bromomethyl)-2,2:6,2-terpyridine), bis-4-(4-bromomethylphenyl)-2,2:6,2-terpyridine and 4-hydroxymethyl-5,5-dimethyl-2,2:6,2-terpyridine metal complexes have been used as initiators for the living polymerization of 2-oxazolines and L-lactides. In both cases polymers with controlled molecular weights and narrow molecular weight distributions have been obtained. In-line diode array GPC measurements of iron(II) complexed poly(ethyloxazoline)s showed an unexpected absence of fragmentation. Viscosity experiments demonstrated the differences of the complexed and uncomplexed systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-96
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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