Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2007.10.004
Title: Design and synthesis of star polymers with hetero-arms by the combination of controlled radical polymerizations and click chemistry
Authors: Zhu, J.
Zhu, X.
Kang, E.T. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Keywords: ATRP
Click reaction
RAFT polymerization
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2007
Citation: Zhu, J., Zhu, X., Kang, E.T., Neoh, K.G. (2007-11-16). Design and synthesis of star polymers with hetero-arms by the combination of controlled radical polymerizations and click chemistry. Polymer 48 (24) : 6992-6999. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2007.10.004
Abstract: An alternative approach to the synthesis of well-defined star polymers with hetero-arms was described. An azide-functionalized dithioester chain transfer agent (CTA-N3) was designed and synthesized. Using CTA-N3 as the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agent, styrene was polymerized in a controlled manner. The so-obtained polystyrene showed a high proportion of azide-functionalized chains (PS-N3, about 92%). The azide end-capped PS-N3 could be assembled, via click reaction with a bromide-containing trialkyne coupling agent, to form a 3-arm star polystyrene (PS3-Br) with a narrow molecular weight distribution. PS3-Br could further serve as a macro-initiator for the atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA). Accordingly, well-defined star polymers containing three polystyrene and one poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) arms, and with a narrow molecular weight distribution, were successfully prepared. © 2007.
Source Title: Polymer
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/88746
ISSN: 00323861
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2007.10.004
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