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Keywords:

  • macromolecular architectures;
  • macromonomers;
  • potential applications;
  • properties;
  • synthesis

Abstract

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The use of multichlorosilylstyrenes as monomer/linking agents opens new ways for structures having multichain macromonomeric building blocks.

The efficiency of the macromonomer (MM) synthetic strategy for the creation of nonlinear complex macromolecular architectures (miktoarm stars, α,ω-branched polymers, random/exact comb and graft copolymers, dendritic polymers, molecular brushes) is reviewed. In addition, the solution/bulk properties and the potential applications of polymacromonomers (PMM), as well as new synthetic ideas are presented. The synthesis of macromonomers and living polymacromonomers in situ leads to many novel linear and nonlinear structures, as for example PMM-b-PS-b-PMM, (PS)2PMM. The use of multichlorosilylstyrenes as monomer/linking agents opens new ways for structures with multichain macromonomeric building blocks.