Chapter 7. Synthesis of Block Copolymers by Chemical Modification
Published Online: 4 MAR 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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
- Published Online: 4 MAR 2003
- Published Print: 15 NOV 2002
Print ISBN: 9780471394365
Online ISBN: 9780471269809
- chemical modification;
- functional polymers;
- amphiphilic block copolymers
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.