Revisiting thiol‐yne chemistry: Selective and efficient monoaddition for block and graft copolymer formation

@article{Sprafke2015RevisitingTC,
  title={Revisiting thiol‐yne chemistry: Selective and efficient monoaddition for block and graft copolymer formation},
  author={Johannes K. Sprafke and Jason M. Spruell and Kaila M. Mattson and Damien Montarnal and Alaina J. McGrath and Robert P{\"o}tzsch and Daigo Miyajima and Jerry G. Hu and Allegra A. Latimer and Brigitte Voit and Takuzo Aida and Craig J. Hawker},
  journal={Journal of Polymer Science Part A},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={319-326}
}
The untapped potential of radical thiol-yne mono-addition chemistry is exploited to overcome the known limitations of thiol-ene chemistry in polymer coupling and block copolymer formation. By careful choice of alkyne, the reaction can selectively lead to the mono-addition product with efficiencies surpassing those achieved by traditional thiol-ene chemistry. This improvement is illustrated by the nearly quantitative synthesis of a variety of diblock and graft copolymers. © 2014 Wiley… 
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