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Functional PEG-based polymers with reactive groups via anionic ROP of tailor-made epoxides

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Abstract

In this review article functional epoxide monomers that are suitable for controlled ring-opening polymerization (ROP) are discussed. Functional epoxides possess reactive groups, which either are directly accessible or carry suitable protective groups that can be removed in a facile one-step reaction after polymerization. The methods used to obtain linear, functional aliphatic polyethers rely on living polymerization techniques for the synthesis of well-defined structures. Materials properties, such as thermo-responsive behavior in combination with different functional groups that can be addressed selectively, render these novel materials interesting for a variety of applications.

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The article was received on 14 Oct 2011, accepted on 14 Dec 2011 and first published on 12 Jan 2012


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00489E
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 1714-1721

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    Functional PEG-based polymers with reactive groups via anionic ROP of tailor-made epoxides

    C. Mangold, F. Wurm and H. Frey, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 1714
    DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00489E

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