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Macromolecular design of poly(vinyl alcohol) by RAFT polymerization

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Abstract

Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerization (RAFT) is employed herein to obtain the first example of poly(vinyl alcohol), PVA, with controlled molecular weight and terminal amine groups thus presenting a flexible tool for materials design and bioconjugation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that RAFT control can be used to facilitate syndiotactic chain propagation and obtain PVA with the highest reported content of syndiotactic dyad (∼78%).

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The article was received on 22 Sep 2011, accepted on 25 Sep 2011 and first published on 19 Oct 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00429H
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 85-88
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    Macromolecular design of poly(vinyl alcohol) by RAFT polymerization

    A. A. A. Smith, T. Hussmann, J. Elich, A. Postma, M. Alves and A. N. Zelikin, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 85
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00429H

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