Sequence-Encoded RAFT Oligomers and Polymers

Joris J. Haven, Jeroen De Neve, Tanja Junkers

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In this chapter so-called sequence-defined (SD), discrete polymers (Ð = 1) obtained via RAFT are introduced. SD oligomers are a subclass of sequence/controlled polymers where single monomers rather than disperse blocks (Ð > 1) are inserted into a chain. Because RAFT (or any other RDRP technique) is inherently governed by statistical addition of monomers to growing chain ends, a stepwise addition of single monomer units must rely on either overcoming the statistical nature by selective insertion of single units into the initiator or control agent, or on the separation of mixtures of oligomers obtained after polymerization. Both strategies will be discussed in the following.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRAFT Polymerization
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Synthesis and Applications: Volume 1 and 2
EditorsGraeme Moad, Ezio Rizzardo
Place of PublicationWeinheim, Germany
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783527821358, 978-3-527-82134-1, 978-3-527-82136-5
ISBN (Print)9783527344956
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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