Sequence-coded ATRP macroinitiators†
Sequence-coded oligourethanes were tested as macroinitiators for the atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of styrene. These oligomers were synthesized by solid-phase orthogonal iterative chemistry and transformed into ATRP initiators using a three-step modification procedure. A controlled radical polymerization behavior was observed with these macroinitiators, thus opening interesting opportunies for the synthesis of macromolecular architectures containing sequence-defined segments.
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