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An epoxy thiolactone on stage: four component reactions, synthesis of poly(thioether urethane)s and the respective hydrogels

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Abstract

The synthesis of an epoxy thiolactone is described. The reactivity of this epoxy thiolactone towards amines is evaluated and presented in a four component reaction. Upon ring opening of the thiolactone with an amine an AB-type epoxy thiol monomer is generated which in situ starts a thiol–epoxy polymerization. The polymerization mechanism and kinetics are investigated: the influence of different parameters such as solvent, substrate concentration, and catalyst on the reaction course is explored. Finally, concepts for the formation of reactive hydrogels are presented.

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2016, accepted on 25 Feb 2016 and first published on 26 Feb 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00231E
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 2291-2298
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    An epoxy thiolactone on stage: four component reactions, synthesis of poly(thioether urethane)s and the respective hydrogels

    S. Mommer, K. Truong, H. Keul and M. Möller, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2291
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00231E

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