Novel comb polymers from alternating N-acylated poly(aminoester)s obtained by spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation

Kristian Kempe, Patrick A J M De Jongh, Athina Anastasaki, Paul Wilson, David M. Haddleton

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N-Acylated poly(aminoester) (NPAE) macromonomers were synthesised via spontaneous copolymerisation of 2-oxazolines and acrylic acid. Inherent quantitative introduction of α-vinyl end-groups was observed, which enabled the preparation of a series of well-defined NPAE comb polymers through redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation. Investigations of the thermal properties of the comb polymers revealed similarities to poly(2-oxazoline) based systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16213-16216
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number90
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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