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Aziridine-functionalized polydimethylsiloxanes for tailorable polymeric scaffolds: aziridine as a clickable moiety for structural modification of materials

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Abstract

This paper shows that tailorable polymeric scaffolds on a molecular scale could be achieved through the ring opening reaction of a three-membered N-heterocyclic compound, aziridine. Aziridine is incorporated into an elastomeric polymer backbone (here, PDMS) through Pt(0)-catalyzed hydrosilylation, retaining attractive features such as optical transparency and elastic properties compared to conventional PDMS. The resulting aziridine-containing PDMS is chemoselectively and regio-specifically post-modified through an orthogonal ring opening reaction of the aziridine and takes advantage of the wide substrate scope of aziridine chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Aziridine-functionalized polydimethylsiloxanes for tailorable polymeric scaffolds: aziridine as a clickable moiety for structural modification of materials

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The article was received on 24 Feb 2017, accepted on 14 Mar 2017 and first published on 15 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00317J
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 2287-2291
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    Aziridine-functionalized polydimethylsiloxanes for tailorable polymeric scaffolds: aziridine as a clickable moiety for structural modification of materials

    H. K. Moon, S. Kang and H. J. Yoon, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 2287
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00317J

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