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Catalytic synthesis of functionalized (polar and non-polar) polyolefin block copolymers

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Herein, we report a methodology for the synthesis of polyolefin containing block-copolymers using a catalytic postpolymerization modification strategy. The most common polyolefin grades are converted into macroinitiators using a cross-metathesis reaction. These functionalized polyolefins are then used to initiate living: coordinative ring opening polymerization of lactide, anionic ring opening polymerization of epoxide, and radical polymerization of styrene to yield the corresponding block copolymers. The high activity of the catalysts employed in the different steps offers improved practicality for scalable synthesis.

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2018, accepted on 22 Apr 2018 and first published on 09 May 2018


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC00450A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2018,9, 4703-4707
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    Catalytic synthesis of functionalized (polar and non-polar) polyolefin block copolymers

    D. J. Walsh, E. Su and D. Guironnet, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4703
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SC00450A

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