Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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June 14, 2010
TALENT: Diels-Alder Cycloaddition-Cycloreversion: A Powerful Combo in Materials Design
Incorporation of the reactive maleimide group into macromolecular structures enables the fabrication of thiol reactive polymeric materials. Until recently, challenge in preserving the maleimide group during synthetic manipulations such as polymerization has hampered the development of such materials. The Diels-Alder/retro Diels-Alder reaction combination offers a viable solution to this problem. Furthermore, the reaction combination also enables the design of thermoreversible materials.
Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2010, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000108