The synthesis of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-b-linear poly(ethylenimine) (PEtOx-b-LPEI) copolymers by selective basic hydrolysis of PEtOx-b-poly(2-H-2- oxazoline) (PEtOx-b-PHOx) is described. For this purpose, an easy method for the preparation of the 2-H-2-oxazoline (HOx) monomer was developed. Based on the microwave-assisted polymerization kinetics for this monomer, PEtOx-b-PHOx copolymers were prepared. Subsequently, the block copolymers were selectively hydrolyzed to PEtOx-b-LPEI under basic conditions. The success of the polymerizations and subsequent post-polymerization reactions was demonstrated by 1H NMR spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF-MS investigations of the obtained polymers.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2012|
- block copolymer
- cationic polymerization
- linear poly(ethylenimine)
- ring-opening polymerization