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Chain-end- and in-chain-functionalized AB diblock copolymers as key building blocks in the synthesis of well-defined architectural polymers

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Abstract

This paper reviews the precise synthesis of architectural polymers by methodologies utilizing either chain-end- or in-chain-functionalized AB diblock copolymers as efficient key building blocks. Architectural polymers herein synthesized are miktoarm star-branched polymers, exact graft copolymers, high-density comblike polymers, and alternative and sequential multiblock copolymers. Chain-end- and in-chain-functionalized AB diblock copolymers and, in some cases, core-functionalized ABC star-branched polymers utilized as building blocks are prepared by living anionic polymerization in conjunction with specially functionalized agents and linked in manners suitably designed for each architectural polymer to successfully synthesize such structurally complex polymers. The resulting polymers are all well-defined in structure and precisely controlled in chain length.

Graphical abstract: Chain-end- and in-chain-functionalized AB diblock copolymers as key building blocks in the synthesis of well-defined architectural polymers

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2010, accepted on 30 Jan 2011 and first published on 04 Mar 2011


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00344A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 1219-1233
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    Chain-end- and in-chain-functionalized AB diblock copolymers as key building blocks in the synthesis of well-defined architectural polymers

    A. Hirao, K. Murano, T. Oie, M. Uematsu, R. Goseki and Y. Matsuo, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1219
    DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00344A

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