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Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation

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Abstract

The SZWIP of 2-oxazolines enables the one-pot synthesis of N-acylated poly(amino ester) based macromonomers with tuneable hydrophobicity. Their redox-initiated RAFT (co-)polymerisation yields hydrophobic homo- or amphiphilic block comb polymers with pendant carboxy groups, which can be self-assembled into nano-sized pH-responsive aggregates. The availability for further functionalisations in combination with their non-toxicity highlights their future potential for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2017, accepted on 04 Dec 2017 and first published on 15 Dec 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01912B
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation

    A. M. Mahmoud, A. Rajakanthan and K. Kempe, Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01912B

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