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Issue 1, 2010
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Sequence-controlled polymerizations: the next Holy Grail in polymer science?

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Abstract

The aim of this short perspective article is to sensitize polymer chemists to the importance of controlling comonomer sequences. During the last twenty years, our scientific community has made impressive progress in controlling the architecture of synthetic macromolecules (i.e. chain length, shape and composition). In comparison, our tools for controlling polymer microstructures (i.e. sequences and tacticity) are still very rudimentary. However, as learned from Nature, sequence-controlled polymers are most likely the key toward functional sub-nanometric materials.

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2009, accepted on 12 Nov 2009 and first published on 04 Jan 2010


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B9PY00329K
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2010,1, 55-62

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    Sequence-controlled polymerizations: the next Holy Grail in polymer science?

    J. Lutz, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 55
    DOI: 10.1039/B9PY00329K

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