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End-functional polyolefins for block copolymer synthesis

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Abstract

Polyolefins that contain polar functionalities are highly desired because they could extend the range of applications of these low production cost materials by modifying surface and other interfacial properties. Block copolymers containing polyolefin and polar segments are among the most sought-after architectures because of their ability to span the phase boundaries. This review focusses on the end-functionalisation of polyolefins by catalytic olefin polymerisation processes, almost invariably by metal-catalysed routes, followed by the growth polar blocks by various polymerisation techniques.

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2019, accepted on 06 Feb 2019 and first published on 07 Feb 2019


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00087A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 3521-3530

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    End-functional polyolefins for block copolymer synthesis

    P. D. Goring, C. Morton and P. Scott, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 3521
    DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00087A

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