Synthetic glycopolymers: Some recent developments

Qiang Zhang, David M. Haddleton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)


Glycopolymers are synthetic macromolecules containing sugar moieties. They have shown promise in biorelated applications and the number of synthetic approaches for making these molecules is expanding rapidly. This field benefits from the rapid development of synthetic polymer chemistry, which has seen dramatic progress in the synthesis of functional glycopolymers. Strategies employed in glycopolymer synthesis have been generally carried out as either direct polymerization of glycomonomers or post-glycosylation of pre-formed polymers. This contribution is a short overview of some of the recent developments and will hopefully direct the reader to many papers of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHierarchical Macromolecular Structures
Subtitle of host publication60 Years after the Staudinger Nobel Prize II
EditorsVirgil Percec
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319037196
ISBN (Print)9783319037189
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)0065-3195
ISSN (Electronic)1436-5030


  • Glycopolymer
  • Living radical polymerization
  • Molecular recognition
  • Polymerization

Cite this