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Issue 14, 2016
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Extremely rapid and versatile synthesis of high molecular weight step growth polymers via oxime click chemistry

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Abstract

Extremely rapid step growth polymerization was achieved using an oxime click chemistry approach. The highly efficient oxime reaction resulted in the synthesis of 35 kDa polymers within 5 minutes at 60 °C and 32 kDa polymers within 13 minutes at room temperature and, by altering the monomer ratio, polymers were synthesized with controlled end-group chemistry. Furthermore, the versatility of this chemistry was demonstrated by polymerisation of functional (bipyridine and boronic acid functional) monomers. The very rapid formation, extremely benign reaction conditions, functional group tolerance and high molecular weights obtained indicate the potential of oxime chemistry as a versatile tool for step-growth polymer synthesis.

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2016, accepted on 11 Mar 2016 and first published on 22 Mar 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00372A
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Citation: Polym. Chem., 2016,7, 2581-2588

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    Extremely rapid and versatile synthesis of high molecular weight step growth polymers via oxime click chemistry

    J. Collins, Z. Xiao, A. Espinosa-Gomez, B. P. Fors and L. A. Connal, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2581
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00372A

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