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Controlled polymers: accessing new platforms for material synthesis

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Advances in polymer synthesis and characterization have laid the foundation for expanding the scope of synthetic polymer applications. Precisely controlled polymer synthesis could enable a generation of polymers with unique and predictable properties, akin to the syntheses of nucleic acids and peptides. Applications of synthetic polymers include information storage and assembly of 2-D and 3-D organic and composite nanomaterials. Herein, methods to achieve sequence control are discussed, including DNA-templated chemistries, iterative additions, and controlled living polymerization. The possibility of incorporating a verification method at each step is also presented.

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Submitted
20 Nov 2018
Accepted
11 Jan 2019
First published
14 Jan 2019

Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019,4, 144-161
Article type
Review Article
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Controlled polymers: accessing new platforms for material synthesis

K. L. Kaligian and M. M. Sprachman, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019, 4, 144
DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00095F

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