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Installing Lactone Chain Termini During Photoinduced Polymerization

Abstract

We exploit the Thorpe-Ingold effect as a spontaneous end group transformation method during photo-induced polymerization of methacrylates using the functional (2-hydroxy-4´-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-2-methylpropio-phenone) species as radical photoinitiator. Herein, the isopropyl hydroxyl function endows the polymer with geminal methyl groups inducing an angular compression, enabling through close proximity a ring-closing reaction between the hydroxyl group and the ester motif.

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The article was received on 23 Mar 2018, accepted on 13 Apr 2018 and first published on 13 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00457A
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Installing Lactone Chain Termini During Photoinduced Polymerization

    A. Lauer, J. Steinkönig, P. Jöckle, A. Kelterer, A. Unterreiner and C. Barner-Kowollik, Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00457A

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