RAFT polymer cross-coupling with boronic acids

Hartwig Golf, Riley O'Shea, Carl Braybrook, Oliver Hutt, David W. Lupton, Joel F. Hooper

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The ability to modify the thiocarbonylthio end-groups of RAFT polymers is important for applications where an inert or highly functionalised material is required. Here we report a copper promoted cross-coupling reaction between RAFT polymer end-groups and aryl boronic acids. This method gives high conversion to the modified polymers, and is compatible with a wide variety of functional molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7370-7375
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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