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Functional polyesters derived from alternating copolymerization of norbornene anhydride and epoxides

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Abstract

Herein, we report the synthesis of polyesters via the alternating copolymerization of epoxides and cis-5-norbornene-endo-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride (NB). The polymers are demonstrated to be of perfectly alternating structure with monomodal peak distributions and low polydispersity indexes. We demonstrate that these polyesters can be functionalized using thiol–ene and tetrazine click chemistry to form polymers with alternating functionality. Furthermore, we show that these polymers can be made thermally responsive, and can even be crosslinked when mixed with Grubbs’ catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Functional polyesters derived from alternating copolymerization of norbornene anhydride and epoxides

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2015, accepted on 02 Apr 2015 and first published on 07 Apr 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00119F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 3586-3590
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    Functional polyesters derived from alternating copolymerization of norbornene anhydride and epoxides

    R. Baumgartner, Z. Song, Y. Zhang and J. Cheng, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3586
    DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00119F

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