Anionic polymerization and polyhomologation: An ideal combination to synthesize polyethylene-based block copolymers
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AbstractA novel one-pot methodology combining anionic polymerization and polyhomologation, through a "bridge" molecule (BF3OEt 2), was developed for the synthesis of polyethylene (PE)-based block copolymers. The anionically synthesized macroanion reacts with the "bridge" molecule to afford a 3-arm star (trimacromolecular borane) which serves as an initiator for the polyhomologation. 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
CitationZhang H, Alkayal N, Gnanou Y, Hadjichristidis N (2013) Anionic polymerization and polyhomologation: an ideal combination to synthesize polyethylene-based block copolymers. Chemical Communications 49: 8952. doi:10.1039/c3cc44928a.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
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