Synthesis of well-defined glycopolymers and some studies of their aqueous solution behaviour.

Well-defined polymers with carbohydrate residues pendant to the main chain (glycopolymers) were prepared by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation. Excellent control over molecular weight and narrow polydispersities (1.1-1.2) were achieved over a range of molecular weights. In addition, efficient synthesis of block copolymers… CONTINUE READING