The power of one-pot: a hexa-component system containing π–π stacking, Ugi reaction and RAFT polymerization for simple polymer conjugation on carbon nanotubes†
A hexa-component system has been successfully developed for simple polymer conjugation on carbon nanotubes. The well-known Ugi reaction has been recognized as a multicomponent click (MCC) reaction to efficiently collaborate with π–π stacking and RAFT polymerization to construct this delicate one-pot system. The CNT–(co)polymer composites inherit the properties of the conjugated polymers and can be well dispersed in both organic and aqueous solvents. As a simple and efficient method, this one-pot system might have the potential to be a general approach to prepare carbon-based composites.
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