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Clickable initiators, monomers and polymers in controlled radical polymerizations – a prospective combination in polymer science

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Abstract

Preparation of multifunctional and well-defined macromolecules requires a smart selection of the most suitable controlled polymerization technique in combination with appropriate click reactions. In this review, we provide an overview on the use of various “clickable” initiators and monomers as well as on the postpolymerization modifications that have been widely used to construct clickable macromolecules. As such, this contribution will aid polymer chemists to select a suitable combination of CRP and click methodologies to design the target structures.

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The article was received on 30 May 2010, accepted on 02 Jul 2010 and first published on 20 Sep 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00168F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2010,1, 1560-1598
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    Clickable initiators, monomers and polymers in controlled radical polymerizations – a prospective combination in polymer science

    U. Mansfeld, C. Pietsch, R. Hoogenboom, C. R. Becer and U. S. Schubert, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 1560
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00168F

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