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Guillaume Hauffman, Julien Rolland, Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Alexandru Vlad and Jean-François Gohy Synthesis of nitroxide-containing block copolymers for the formation of organic cathodes Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51

Version of Record online: 17 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.26279

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The polymerization of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl methacrylate (TMPM) by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is studied. The successful polymerization of styrene from PTMPM-Cl macroinitiators by ATRP is then demonstrated, affording PTMPM-b-PS diblock copolymers. Oxidation of the PTMPM-b-PS block copolymer leads to poly(2,2,6,6-tetramethylpipridinyloxy-4-ylmethacrylate)-b-poly(styrene) (PTMA-b-PS). The cyclic voltammogram of PTMA-b-PS indicates a reversible redox reaction at 3.6 V (vs. Li+/Li). Such block copolymers open new opportunities for the formation of new organic cathodic materials.

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