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Keywords:

  • functional polymers primary structure;
  • functional polymers;
  • post-polymerization modification;
  • nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP)

Abstract

The successful sequence-controlled installation of an activated ester using a newly designed monomer pentafluorophenyl 4-maleimidobenzoate is demonstrated. Pentafluorophenyl 4-maleimidobenzoate is kinetically installed at different stages of a nitroxide-mediated polymerization, namely, near the α-chain end and in the middle of a PS chain. In addition, successful installation of apolar and polar functional groups is achieved via post-polymerization functionalization, which demonstrated the versatility of the synthesis of a universal precursor for locally functionalized polymers.