One-Pot Sequence-Controlled (SC) Multiblock Copolymers via Copper-Mediated Polymerization

Athina Anastasaki, Richard Whitfield, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Nghia Truong Phuoc, Glen R. Jones, Nikolaos G Engelis, Evelina Liarou, Michael R Whittaker, David M Haddleton

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Synthetic polymer chemists seek macromolecules that are capable of replicating
or approaching the precision over monomer sequence, exemplified by natural
biopolymers such as DNA, peptides, and proteins. These sophisticated complex
structures can exhibit perfect monomer sequence and are responsible for
maintaining life by regulating where and when cellular reactions occur and
fulfilling predefined functions and information storage [1–3]. Therefore, the
ability to mimic these remarkable structures, and even enhance their properties
and functions through synthetic analogs, would be a significant breakthrough
with potential applications in a wide range of fields including materials science
and nanomedicine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSequence-Controlled Polymers
EditorsJean-François Lutz
Place of PublicationWeinheim Germany
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783527806119, 9783527806102, 9783527806126, 9783527806096
ISBN (Print)9783527342372
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Anastasaki, A., Whitfield, R., Nikolaou, V., Truong Phuoc, N., Jones, G. R., Engelis, N. G., Liarou, E., Whittaker, M. R., & Haddleton, D. M. (2018). One-Pot Sequence-Controlled (SC) Multiblock Copolymers via Copper-Mediated Polymerization. In J-F. Lutz (Ed.), Sequence-Controlled Polymers (pp. 417-434). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.