Continuous poly(2-oxazoline) triblock copolymer synthesis in a microfluidic reactor cascade

Evelien Baeten, Bart Verbraeken, Richard Hoogenboom, Thomas Junkers

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Abstract

Cationic ring-opening polymerizations of 2-oxazolines were investigated in continuous microflow reactors. Fast homopolymerizations of 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline (EtOx) and 2-n-propyl-2-oxazoline (nPropOx) were carried out up to 180 °C, yielding well-controlled polymers. Also well-defined diblock and triblock copolymers were produced in a microfluidic reactor cascade, demonstrating the high value of microflow synthesis for the built-up of advanced poly(2-oxazoline)-based polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11701-11704
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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