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Synthesis of well-defined multigraft copolymers

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This short review article focuses on significant developments made in the pursuit of well-defined graft copolymers over the past decade or so. The state-of-the-art for synthesis of the complex copolymers has been greatly advanced over this time period. Anionic polymerization techniques now allow for synthesis of narrow polydispersity multigraft copolymers with control over branch spacing, number of branch points, and branch point functionality. Other controlled/living polymerization techniques are being exploited to increase the chemical diversity of these materials. Future work in this area will focus on synthesis of more complex architectures and incorporation of three or more chemical building blocks into the materials.

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The article was received on 21 Jun 2010, accepted on 15 Jul 2010 and first published on 17 Sep 2010

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00185F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 69-76
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    Synthesis of well-defined multigraft copolymers

    D. Uhrig and J. Mays, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 69
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00185F

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