Hyperbranched alternating block copolymers using thiol-yne chemistry: materials with tuneable properties

Dominik Konkolewicz, Cheuk Ka Poon, Angus Gray-Weale, Sebastien Perrier

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Alternating-block hyperbranched polymers were synthesized using the highly versatile thiol-yne reaction. Dimethyl acrylamide-styrene and tert-butyl acrylate-styrene polymers were prepared, with subsequent hydrolysis of the tert-butyl ester to acrylic acid. The dimethyl acrylamide-styrene hyperbranched polymers self-assembled into large aggregates, as did the acrylic acid-styrene system at low pH. However, high pH triggers the formation of very well defined small particles in the latter system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239 - 241
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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