Metal-free removal of polymer chain ends using light

Mattson, K. M., Pester, C. W., Gutekunst, W. R., Hsueh, A. T., Discekici, E. H., Luo, Y., Schmidt, B. V.K.J. , McGrath, A. J., Clark, P. G. and Hawker, C. J. (2016) Metal-free removal of polymer chain ends using light. Macromolecules, 49(21), pp. 8162-8166. (doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01894)

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Abstract

A light-mediated method for the facile removal of polymer end groups that are common to controlled radical polymerization techniques is presented. This metal-free strategy is general, being effective for chlorine, bromine, and thiocarbonylthio moieties as well as a number of different polymer families (styrenic, acrylic, and methacrylic). In addition to solution reactions, this process is readily translated to thin films, where light mediation allows the straightforward fabrication of hierarchically patterned polymer brushes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schmidt, Dr Bernhard
Authors: Mattson, K. M., Pester, C. W., Gutekunst, W. R., Hsueh, A. T., Discekici, E. H., Luo, Y., Schmidt, B. V.K.J., McGrath, A. J., Clark, P. G., and Hawker, C. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Macromolecules
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN:0024-9297
ISSN (Online):1520-5835
Published Online:17 October 2016

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