Post-functionalization of ATRP polymers using both thiol/ene and thiol/disulfide exchange chemistry

Cyrille Boyer, Alexander H Soeriyadi, Peter J Roth, Michael Raymond Whittaker, Thomas Paul Davis

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In this communication, we report on a new route to the functionalization of ATRP polymers exploiting their halide end-groups, which were converted successfully into reactive disulfide end-groups, using sodium methanethiosulfonate. The resultant disulfide-terminated polymers could then be reacted with different functional thiols to yield functional polymers exploiting either thiol/disulfide exchange chemistry or thiol/ene click reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1318 - 1320
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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