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CHAPTER 20

Chain-Growth Catalyst-Transfer Polycondensations

Chain-growth catalyst-transfer polycondensation (CTP) is a new and rapidly developing polymerization method for reproducible synthesis of well-defined conjugated polymers with controllable molecular weight, polydispersity and end-groups. Ni-catalyzed Kumada CTP and Pd-catalyzed chain-growth Suzuki CTP, were already applied in the synthesis of a number of well-defined electron-rich homopolymers, such as polythiophenes, polyfluorenes, polyphenylenes and polypyrroles. Controlled preparation of many all-conjugated block polymers comprising electron-rich blocks was also reported. Furthermore, CTPs were recently employed in the synthesis of several electron-deficient conjugated polymers and donor–acceptor alternating copolymers. This chapter overviews the most important methods for controlled preparation of conjugated polymers and provides the most typical synthetic protocols.

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Print publication date
18 Oct 2013
Copyright year
2013
Print ISBN
978-1-84973-799-9
PDF eISBN
978-1-84973-977-1
From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series