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Prakash S. Sane, Bhausaheb V. Tawade, Indravadan Parmar, Savita Kumari, Samadhan Nagane and Prakash P. Wadgaonkar A facile strategy for synthesis of α,α′-heterobifunctionalized poly (ε-caprolactones) and poly (methyl methacrylate)s containing “clickable” aldehyde and allyloxy functional groups using initiator approach Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51

Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.26598

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The first-example of synthesis of α-aldehyde, α′-allyloxy heterobifunctionalized poly(ε-caprolactones), and poly(methyl methacrylate)s is reported employing appropriately substituted ROP and ATRP initators derived from commercially available 4,4′-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) pentanoic acid. The usefulness of “clickable” heterobifunctionality on polymers is demonstrated by carrying out double metal-free click reactions such as aldehyde-aminoxy and thiol-ene reactions. Polymers possessing clickable α,α′-heterobifunctional groups represent a valuable precursor for synthesis of Y-shaped miktoarm and star copolymers.

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