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Keywords:

  • one-dimensional materials;
  • nanomaterials;
  • living radical polymerizations;
  • hyperbranched;
  • liquid crystalline polymers
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A one-pot polymerization strategy is put forward for producing 1D polymeric nanomaterials directly from a single inimer. An inimer bearing an NMP initiating site is polymerized in the presence of a RAFT CTA to form a pearl-necklace structure constituted of hyperbranched polymer “pearls”. The obtained 1D nanorods show high regularity evidenced by the long-range order in small angle XRD patterns and the formation of liquid crystalline phases.