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A degradable cross-linked polymer containing dynamic covalent selenide bond

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Abstract

A new method for preparing a degradable cross-linked polymer containing dynamic selenide was demonstrated. 1,2-Bis(2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-vinylphenyl)diselane (FVPDSe) was synthesized and used as a photoinitiator, mediator and dynamic covalent cross-linker to prepare cross-linked polymers via reversible-deactivation radical polymerization with vinyl monomers such as styrene, methyl acrylate, n-butyl acrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate and methyl methacrylate. After oxidation by hydrogen peroxide, the structure of the cross-linked polymer obtained from the copolymerization of FVPDSe with styrene was carefully analyzed using 1H, 13C, 19F, and 77Se NMR and SEC. In addition, the “livingness” of the obtained cross-linked polymers was also investigated.

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2017, accepted on 01 Jun 2017 and first published on 01 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00719A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 3874-3880
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    A degradable cross-linked polymer containing dynamic covalent selenide bond

    W. Lu, X. Pan, Z. Zhang, J. Zhu, N. Zhou and X. Zhu, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 3874
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00719A

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