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End group modification of poly(acrylates) obtained via ATRP: a user guide

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Abstract

The versatile and high yielding functionalization of polymer end groups is a critical tool for controlling material properties and/or for successful post polymerization reactions. In this report, bromine-terminated poly(methyl acrylate) derivatives are used as a model system for identifying conditions leading to quantitative transformation of the end group. A wide range of small molecules and associated reactions for the introduction of specific acidic, basic, hydrophilic or hydrophobic functionality are described. Analysis by SEC, 1H NMR and MALDI-ToF-MS provides evidence for full conversion of the end group. The user-friendly nature of these procedures serve as a powerful strategy for the synthesis of end functionalized polymers.

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2016, accepted on 29 Nov 2016 and first published on 29 Nov 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01993E
Polym. Chem., 2017,8, 689-697

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    End group modification of poly(acrylates) obtained via ATRP: a user guide

    A. Anastasaki, J. Willenbacher, C. Fleischmann, W. R. Gutekunst and C. J. Hawker, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 689
    DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01993E

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