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Multicomponent Reactions in Polymer Synthesis

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  • Dr. Ryohei Kakuchi

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    1. Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 45, 20146 Hamburg (Germany)
    • Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 45, 20146 Hamburg (Germany)

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  • I thank Prof. Dr. Patrick Theato for fruitful discussions, the Japan Society for Promotion of Science for a fellowship, and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for financial support.

Abstract

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More participants, yet efficient reactions: Multicomponent reactions (MCRs) have found application in polymer chemistry both in the synthesis of multifunctional monomers and in post-polymerization modification. Examples include the Passerini three-component reaction, the Ugi four-component reaction, and the copper-catalyzed MCR (see scheme).

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