Post-functionalization of a ROMP polymer backbone via radical thiol-ene coupling chemistry

Authors

  • Johannes Arend van Hensbergen,

    1. Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
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  • Robert P. Burford,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    • Center for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
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  • Andrew B. Lowe

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    1. Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
    • Center for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia
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Abstract

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The radical thiol-ene reaction is used to modify the backbone of a common ROMP-prepared homopolymer. Hydrothiolation is successful in most instances in facilitating the ready introduction of a range of functionality including OH, pyrrole, alkyl, ester, and POSS species while still retaining the well-defined characteristics of the parent polymer.

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