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Anionic polymerization and polyhomologation: an ideal combination to synthesize polyethylene-based block copolymers

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Abstract

A novel one-pot methodology combining anionic polymerization and polyhomologation, through a “bridge” molecule (BF3OEt2), was developed for the synthesis of polyethylene (PE)-based block copolymers. The anionically synthesized macroanion reacts with the “bridge” molecule to afford a 3-arm star (trimacromolecular borane) which serves as an initiator for the polyhomologation.

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The article was received on 01 Jul 2013, accepted on 05 Aug 2013 and first published on 07 Aug 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44928A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 8952-8954
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    Anionic polymerization and polyhomologation: an ideal combination to synthesize polyethylene-based block copolymers

    H. Zhang, N. Alkayal, Y. Gnanou and N. Hadjichristidis, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 8952
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44928A

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