Chapter 7. Synthesis of Block Copolymers by Chemical Modification

  1. Nikos Hadjichristidis,
  2. Stergios Pispas and
  3. George Floudas

Published Online: 4 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471269808.ch7

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Hadjichristidis, N., Pispas, S. and Floudas, G. (2002) Synthesis of Block Copolymers by Chemical Modification, in Block Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies, Physical Properties, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471269808.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 15 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471394365

Online ISBN: 9780471269809

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Keywords:

  • chemical modification;
  • hydrogenation;
  • hydrolysis;
  • sulfonation;
  • quaternization;
  • chloromethylation;
  • hydrosilylation;
  • deprotection;
  • functional polymers;
  • amphiphilic block copolymers

Summary

Chemical strategies for obtaining new block copolymers by simple and efficient transformation reactions are covered in Chapter 7. Classical organic chemistry reactions can be adapted in order to chemically transform preformed block copolymers to novel materials. These include catalytic hydrogenation, hydrolysis, sulfonation, quaternization, chloromethylation, hydrosilylation and other type of reactions that can be used as postpolymerization techniques for obtaining block copolymers having distinctly different properties from their precursors. The criteria for adapting postpolymerization reactions are discussed in parallel with examples of synthetic routes reported so far.