Preparation of 1: 1 alternating, nucleobase-containing copolymers for use in sequence-controlled polymerization

Elizabeth G.L. Williams, Benjamin D Fairbanks, Graeme Moad, Roger J. Mulder, Ezio Rizzardo, San H. Thang

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Reversible deactivation radical polymerisation (RDRP) has enabled chemists to generate polymers with precision control over molecular weight and molecular structure. Despite recent advances in the field of template polymerisation, control of the repeat unit sequence requires further development. We describe herein the synthesis of sequence-regulated copolymers of styrene-thymine and maleic anhydride.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-232
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Polymers
  • radical polymerization
  • Copolymers

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