Toward functional architectures via terpyridine-based supramolecular initiators

U.S. Schubert, G. Hochwimmer, M. Heller

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2,2':6',2¿-Terpyridine metal complexes functionalized with bromomethyl groups in 5,5¿- and 4'-position were used as supramolecular initiators for the living polymerization of 2-oxazoline monomers. Polymers with narrow molecular weight distribution were obtained and the molecular weight could be predetermined by the monomer to initiator ratio. Defined functional endgroups could be introduced via termination of the living chains. The central metal ions such as iron(II) or cobalt(II) could be removed under basic conditions resulting in uncomplexed polymers with free terpyridine segments. After addition of a metal salt almost complete recomplexation to the supramolecular systems occurs. The polymers were characterized using GPC, UV/VIS spectroscopy, MALDI-TOF-MS and NMR.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthetic macromolecules with higher structural order
EditorsI.M. Khan
Place of PublicationWashington D.C.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISBN (Print)0-8412-3728-X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event219th ACS National Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Mar 200030 Mar 2000

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156


Conference219th ACS National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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