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ROMPI-CDSA: ring-opening metathesis polymerization-induced crystallization-driven self-assembly of metallo-block copolymers

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Abstract

Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) and crystallization-driven self-assembly (CDSA) are among the most prevailing methods for block copolymer self-assembly. Taking the merits of scalability of PISA and dimension control of CDSA, we report one-pot synchronous PISA and CDSA via ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) to prepare nano-objects based on a crystalline poly(ruthenocene) motif. We denote this self-assembly methodology as ROMPI-CDSA to enable a simple, yet robust approach for the preparation of functional nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: ROMPI-CDSA: ring-opening metathesis polymerization-induced crystallization-driven self-assembly of metallo-block copolymers

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Submitted
20 Jun 2019
Accepted
04 Sep 2019
First published
04 Sep 2019

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Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 9782-9787
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Edge Article

ROMPI-CDSA: ring-opening metathesis polymerization-induced crystallization-driven self-assembly of metallo-block copolymers

Y. Sha, M. A. Rahman, T. Zhu, Y. Cha, C. W. McAlister and C. Tang, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 9782
DOI: 10.1039/C9SC03056E

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