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Combining Spontaneous Polymerization and Click Reactions for the Synthesis of Polymer Brushes: A “Grafting Onto” Approach

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  • Prof. Andrea Cappelli,

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    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
    • Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333

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  • Dr. Giorgio Grisci,

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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  • Dr. Marco Paolino,

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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  • Dr. Federica Castriconi,

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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  • Dr. Germano Giuliani,

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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  • Prof. Alessandro Donati,

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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  • Dr. Stefania Lamponi,

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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  • Dr. Raniero Mendichi,

    1. Istituto per lo Studio delle Macromolecole (CNR), Via E. Bassini 15, 20133 Milano (Italy)
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  • Dr. Antonella Caterina Boccia,

    1. Istituto per lo Studio delle Macromolecole (CNR), Via E. Bassini 15, 20133 Milano (Italy)
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  • Dr. Filippo Samperi,

    1. Istituto di Chimica e Tecnologia dei Polimeri (CNR), Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania (Italy)
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  • Dr. Salvatore Battiato,

    1. Istituto di Chimica e Tecnologia dei Polimeri (CNR), Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania (Italy)
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  • Dr. Eugenio Paccagnini,

    1. Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy)
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  • Dr. Mariangela Gentile,

    1. Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy)
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  • Dr. Mariano Licciardi,

    1. Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari e Biomolecolari (STEMBIO), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi 32, 90123 Palermo (Italy)
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  • Prof. Gaetano Giammona,

    1. Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari e Biomolecolari (STEMBIO), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via Archirafi 32, 90123 Palermo (Italy)
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  • Prof. Salvatore Vomero

    1. Dipartimento Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and European Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Università degli Studi di Siena, Via A. Moro, 53100 Siena (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0577-234333
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Abstract

Two novel benzofulvene monomers bearing propargyl or allyl groups have been synthesized by means of readily accessible reactions, and were found to polymerize spontaneously by solvent removal, in the apparent absence of catalysts or initiators, to give the corresponding polybenzofulvene derivatives bearing clickable propargyl or allyl moieties. The clickable propargyl and allyl groups were exploited in appropriate click reactions to develop a powerful and versatile “grafting onto” synthetic methodology for obtaining tailored polymer brushes.

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