Cyclodextrin-centred star polymers synthesized via a combination of thiol-ene click and ring opening polymerization

Qiang Zhang, Guang Zhao Li, C. Remzi Becer, David M. Haddleton

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The synthesis of cyclodextrin-centred star polymers via thiol-ene addition of per-6-thio-β-cyclodextrin (CD-(SH) 7) with vinyl terminated polymers is described. The obtained thiol-ene product was employed as an initiator for ring opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (ε-CL).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8063-8065
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number65
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

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