A facile metal-free "grafting-from" route from acrylamide-based substrate toward complex macromolecular combs

Junpeng Zhao, Haleema Alamri, Nikos Hadjichristidis

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Abstract

High-molecular-weight poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide-co-acrylamide) was used as a model functional substrate to investigate phosphazene base (t-BuP 4)-promoted metal-free anionic graft polymerization utilizing primary amide moieties as initiating sites. The (co)polymerization of epoxides was proven to be effective, leading to macromolecular combs with side chains being single- or double-graft homopolymer, block copolymer and statistical copolymer. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7079
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number63
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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