Anionic polymerization and polyhomologation: An ideal combination to synthesize polyethylene-based block copolymers

H. G. Zhang, Nazeeha Alkayal, Yves Gnanou, Nikos Hadjichristidis

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Abstract

A 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8952
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number79
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 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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