Functional PEG-based polymers with reactive groups via anionic ROP of tailor-made epoxides

Christine Mangold, Frederik Wurm, Holger Frey*

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Abstract

In this review article functional epoxide monomers that are suitable for controlled ring-opening polymerization (ROP) are discussed. Functional epoxides possess reactive groups, which either are directly accessible or carry suitable protective groups that can be removed in a facile one-step reaction after polymerization. The methods used to obtain linear, functional aliphatic polyethers rely on living polymerization techniques for the synthesis of well-defined structures. Materials properties, such as thermo-responsive behavior in combination with different functional groups that can be addressed selectively, render these novel materials interesting for a variety of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1714-1721
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer chemistry
Volume3
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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