Facile and general preparation of multifunctional main-chain cationic polymers through application of robust, efficient, and orthogonal click chemistries.

  title={Facile and general preparation of multifunctional main-chain cationic polymers through application of robust, efficient, and orthogonal click chemistries.},
  author={Animesh Saha and Swati De and Mihaiela C. Stuparu and Anzar Khan},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={134 41},
Poly(ß-hydroxyl amine)s are prepared from readily available small molecular building blocks at ambient conditions. These macromolecules can be transformed into main-chain cationic polymers upon quaternization of the backbone amine units. The modular and mild nature of the synthesis allows for incorporation of multiple (2-4) chemically distinct reactive sites in the polymer chain. Modifications of the reactive sites afford multifunctional polymers with tunable properties. The orthogonal nature… 

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