Synthesis and post-polymerization modification of maleimide-containing polymers by ‘thiol-ene’ click and Diels–Alder chemistries



This mini-review provides an introduction to the key work in the area of synthesis and post-polymerization functionalization of maleimide-functional polymers. The versatility and utility of the maleimide group in the efficient functionalization of polymers by both ‘thiol-ene’ Michael addition and Diels–Alder cycloaddition chemistries are highlighted. Copyright © 2011 Society of Chemical Industry