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Synthesis of degradable poly(ε-caprolactone)-based graft copolymers via a “grafting-from” approach

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Abstract

The controlled ring-opening polymerisation (ROP) of α-bromo-ε-caprolactone (αBrCL), a derivative of ε-caprolactone (εCL), and its copolymerisation with εCL is reported. Functional and monodisperse poly(α-bromo-ε-caprolactone) homopolymers and P(αBrCL-co-εCL) copolymers that contain pendant bromine initiators were obtained with targeted molecular weights using diphenyl phosphate (DPP) as the catalyst at room temperature. Using Cu(0)-mediated Controlled Radical Polymerisation (CRP), methyl acrylate (MA) was successfully “grafted from” P(αBrCL-co-εCL) macroinitiators under mild conditions, resulting in polymers with low dispersity, produced with fast reaction times and minimal termination side reactions.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of degradable poly(ε-caprolactone)-based graft copolymers via a “grafting-from” approach

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The article was received on 25 Sep 2016, accepted on 30 Oct 2016 and first published on 31 Oct 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01674J
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 7126-7134

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    Synthesis of degradable poly(ε-caprolactone)-based graft copolymers via a “grafting-from” approach

    P. Bexis, A. W. Thomas, C. A. Bell and A. P. Dove, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 7126
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01674J

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