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Issue 1, 2012
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Synthesis of multi-block copolymer stars using a simple iterative Cu(0)-mediated radical polymerization technique

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Abstract

In this communication, we describe a simple and highly efficient route to well-defined multi-block star copolymers based on copper(0)-mediated living radical polymerization. The technique involves a core first approach using a multi-functional initiator in connection with iterative copper(0)-mediated radical polymerization steps. Importantly, purification is not required between the successive chain extension steps as complete monomer conversion is reached before the addition of each consecutive monomer type.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of multi-block copolymer stars using a simple iterative Cu(0)-mediated radical polymerization technique

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The article was received on 29 Aug 2011, accepted on 14 Sep 2011 and first published on 30 Sep 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00384D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 117-123
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    Synthesis of multi-block copolymer stars using a simple iterative Cu(0)-mediated radical polymerization technique

    C. Boyer, A. Derveaux, P. B. Zetterlund and M. R. Whittaker, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 117
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00384D

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