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Ultrafast Click Conjugation of Macromolecular Building Blocks at Ambient Temperature


  • C.B.-K. acknowledges funding from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the context of the Excellence Initiative for leading German universities.


Block copolymers in seconds: Catalyst-free, ambient-temperature click conjugation of individual polymer strands becomes possible using novel ATRP-derived cyclopentadienyl-capped polymers in an extremely rapid hetero-Diels–Alder cycloaddition with macromolecules equipped with electron-deficient dithioester end groups prepared by the RAFT process.

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