Polyhomologation based on in situ generated Boron-thexyl-silaboracyclic initiating sites: a novel strategy towards the synthesis of polyethylene-based complex architectures

Zhen Zhang, Hefeng Zhang, Yves Gnanou, Nikos Hadjichristidis

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Abstract

A novel strategy, based on the in situ generated Boron-thexyl-silaboracyclic initiating sites for the polyhomologation of dimethylsulfoxonium methylide, has been developed for the synthesis of complex polyethylene-based architectures. As examples, the synthesis of a 4-arm polyethylene star, three (polystyrene)(polyethylene)2 3-miktoarm stars and a PE-branched double graft copolymers are given.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9936-9938
Number of pages3
JournalChem. Commun.
Volume51
Issue number49
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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