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dc.contributor.authorBoopathi, Senthil
dc.contributor.authorHadjichristidis, Nikos
dc.contributor.authorGnanou, Yves
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Xiaoshuang
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-14T08:19:21Z
dc.date.available2019-02-14T08:19:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-17
dc.identifier.citationBoopathi SK, Hadjichristidis N, Gnanou Y, Feng X (2019) Direct access to poly(glycidyl azide) and its copolymers through anionic (co-)polymerization of glycidyl azide. Nature Communications 10. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-08251-1.
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-018-08251-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631039
dc.description.abstractGlycidyl azide polymer or poly(glycidyl azide) which is considered as an excellent energetic binder or plasticizer in advanced solid propellants is generally obtained by post-modification or azidation of poly(epichlorohydrin). Here we report that glycidyl azide can be directly homopolymerized through anionic ring-opening polymerization to access poly(glycidyl azide) using onium salts as initiator and triethyl borane as activator. Molar masses of poly(glycidyl azide) up to 11.0 Kg/mol are achieved in a controlled manner with a narrow polydispersity index (PDI ≤ 1.2). Similarly, alternating poly(glycidyl azide carbonate) are also prepared through alternating copolymerization of glycidyl azide with carbon dioxide. Lastly, the copolymerization of glycidyl azide with other epoxide monomers is carried out; the azido functions carried by glycidyl azide which are successfully incorporated into the backbones of polyethers and polycarbonates based on cyclohexene oxide and propylene oxide subsequently served to introduce other functions by click chemistry.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research work is supported by KAUST under baseline funding (BAS/1/1374-01-01).
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-08251-1
dc.rightsThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleDirect access to poly(glycidyl azide) and its copolymers through anionic (co-)polymerization of glycidyl azide
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentOffice of the VP
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentPolymer Synthesis Laboratory
dc.identifier.journalNature Communications
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
kaust.personBoopathi, Senthil
kaust.personHadjichristidis, Nikos
kaust.personGnanou, Yves
kaust.personFeng, Xiaoshuang
kaust.grant.numberBAS/1/1374-01-01
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-17T07:01:40Z
dc.date.published-online2019-01-17
dc.date.published-print2019-12


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