Synthesis of complex macromolecules using iterative copper(0)-mediated radical polymerization

Cyrille Boyer, Per B Zetterlund, Michael Raymond Whittaker

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Copper(0) mediated radical polymerization is an efficient and versatile polymerization technique which allows the control of acrylates and methacrylates with an unprecedented maintenance of end group fidelity ( 100 ) during the polymerization. In this highlight, we summarize recent works using Cu(0)-mediated radical polymerization for the synthesis of multiblock copolymers via an iterative approach. This approach has been successfully implemented for the synthesis of decablock copolymers, constituted of blocks with a degree of polymerization ranging from 3-4 to 100 units as well as for the preparation of multiblock star polymers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2083 - 2098
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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