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Issue 37, 2018

RAFT polymer cross-coupling with boronic acids

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The ability to modify the thiocarbonylthio end-groups of RAFT polymers is important for applications where an inert or highly functionalised material is required. Here we report a copper promoted cross-coupling reaction between RAFT polymer end-groups and aryl boronic acids. This method gives high conversion to the modified polymers, and is compatible with a wide variety of functional molecules.

Graphical abstract: RAFT polymer cross-coupling with boronic acids

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24 Apr 2018
17 Jul 2018
First published
18 Jul 2018

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2018,9, 7370-7375
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Edge Article

RAFT polymer cross-coupling with boronic acids

H. Golf, R. O'Shea, C. Braybrook, O. Hutt, D. W. Lupton and J. F. Hooper, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 7370 DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01862F

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