Rapid and systematic access to quasi-diblock copolymer libraries covering a comprehensive composition range by sequential RAFT polymerization in an automated synthesizer

Joris J. Haven, Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez, Daniel J. Keddie, Graeme Moad

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Abstract

A versatile, cost-effective approach to the rapid, fully unattended preparation of systematic quasi-diblock copolymer libraries via sequential RAFT polymerization in an automated synthesizer is reported. The procedure is demonstrated with the synthesis of a 23 member library of low dispersity poly(butyl methacrylate)-quasiblock-poly(methyl methacrylate) covering a wide (fivefold) range of molar mass for the second block in a one-pot, sequential, RAFT polymerization. A versatile, cost-effective approach to the rapid, fully unattended preparation of systematic quasi-diblock copolymer libraries by sequential RAFT polymerization in an automated synthesizer is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-497
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • automated parallel synthesizer
  • block copolymer
  • polymer library
  • sequential RAFT polymerization

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