One-pot synthesis of amphiphilic diblock copolymers of poly(styrene) and poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) by the direct combination of reverse iodine transfer polymerization (RITP) and cationic ring-opening polymerization (CROP) processes

Authors

  • David Rayeroux,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 CNRS/UM2/ENSCM, Ingénierie et Architectures Macromoléculaires (IAM), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, 34296 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
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  • Vincent Lapinte,

    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 CNRS/UM2/ENSCM, Ingénierie et Architectures Macromoléculaires (IAM), Université Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
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  • Patrick Lacroix-Desmazes

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    1. Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 CNRS/UM2/ENSCM, Ingénierie et Architectures Macromoléculaires (IAM), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, 34296 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    • Institut Charles Gerhardt, UMR 5253 CNRS/UM2/ENSCM, Ingénierie et Architectures Macromoléculaires (IAM), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, 34296 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
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Abstract

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A iodo-terminated polystyrene (PS-I) synthesized by reverse iodine transfer polymerization (RITP) was directly used as macroinitiator in the cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-methyl-2-oxazoline to afford a water-soluble diblock copolymer. This is the first example of combination of RITP and CROP in macromolecular engineering.

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