Living anionic polymerization of functional aziridines

Laura Thomi, Frederik R. Wurm*

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Summary 2-(Oct-7-en-1-yl)-N-mesylaziridine was used as a novel monomer for the anionic ring-opening polymerization. This is the first functional aziridine-derivative that can be polymerized via an anionic mechanism. Homo- and copolymers with (2-n-decyl-N-mesylaziridine) were synthesized and characterized via NMR spectroscopy and SEC. Molecular weight distributions were all monomodal and very narrow (Mw/Mn < 1.1). The pendant double bonds were functionalized with a protected cysteine derivative as a model for potential bioconjugation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular symposia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • anionic polymerization
  • aziridine
  • polyamine
  • ring-opening polymerization
  • thiol-ene reaction


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