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One-Pot Radical Polymerization of One Inimer to Form One-Dimensional Polymeric Nanomaterials

Authors

  • Pengju Ma,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 230026
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  • Hui Nie,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 230026
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  • Qingqing Zhou,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 230026
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  • Yuesheng Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun, China
    • State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun, China.
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  • Hewen Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 230026
    • CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 230026
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Abstract

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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.

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