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Macromolecular design of poly(vinyl alcohol) by RAFT polymerization

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Abstract

Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerization (RAFT) is employed herein to obtain the first example of poly(vinyl alcohol), PVA, with controlled molecular weight and terminal amine groups thus presenting a flexible tool for materials design and bioconjugation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that RAFT control can be used to facilitate syndiotactic chain propagation and obtain PVA with the highest reported content of syndiotactic dyad (∼78%).

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Submitted
22 Sep 2011
Accepted
25 Sep 2011
First published
19 Oct 2011

Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 85-88
Article type
Communication

Macromolecular design of poly(vinyl alcohol) by RAFT polymerization

A. A. A. Smith, T. Hussmann, J. Elich, A. Postma, M. Alves and A. N. Zelikin, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 85
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00429H

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