A facile route to segmented copolymers by fusing ambient temperature step-growth and RAFT polymerization.

Abstract

We introduce the facile synthesis of segmented copolymers by a catalyst-free Diels-Alder (DA) reaction at ambient temperature via step-growth and subsequent reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. High molecular weight step-growth polymers are readily obtained (Mw = 40 000 g mol-1), featuring trithiocarbonate moieties in… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c7cc06347d

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