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Controlling molecular weight and polymer architecture during the Passerini three component step-growth polymerization

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Abstract

A new approach to control the molecular weight and polymer architecture using the Passerini three-component step-growth polymerization is described. Starting from an AB-type monomer, linear homopolymers, diblock copolymers, as well as star-shaped polymers were synthesized in an efficient manner. By varying the ratio of the AB-type monomer and a suitable irreversible chain transfer agent (ICTA), different polymer architectures with specific molecular weights and high end-group fidelity were obtained.

Graphical abstract: Controlling molecular weight and polymer architecture during the Passerini three component step-growth polymerization

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Submitted
21 Dec 2015
Accepted
19 Jan 2016
First published
20 Jan 2016

This article is Open Access

Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 1857-1860
Article type
Communication

Controlling molecular weight and polymer architecture during the Passerini three component step-growth polymerization

S. Oelmann, S. C. Solleder and M. A. R. Meier, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 1857
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02030A

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