A High-Efficiency Strategy for Synthesizing Cyclic Polymers of Methacryates in One Pot (pages 1014–1019)
Xing Zhu, Nianchen Zhou, Jian Zhu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Yingfeng Tu and Xiulin Zhu
Version of Record online: 19 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300220
A strategy of one-pot ATRP/substitution/CuAAC cyclization for the synthesis of cyclic polymers of methacrylates is developed by the introduction of a regulator. 0.55 g of cyclic poly(methyl methacrylate) (yield = 59%) is obtained from 3.0 mL of reaction solution. This high efficiency and promising strategy for the preparation of cyclic polymers of methacrylates would evoke more research interests on cyclic polymers.