Synthesis of various glycopolymer architectures via RAFT polymerization: from block copolymers to stars.


Well-defined linear poly(acryloyl glucosamine) (PAGA) exhibiting molar masses ranging from 3 to 120 K and low polydispersities have been prepared via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT) in aqueous solution without recourse to protecting group chemistry. The livingness of the process was further demonstrated by successfully… (More)