Polyhomologation and ATRP: A Perfect Partnership toward Unique Polyethylene-Based Architectures

De Wang, Zhen Zhang, Hefeng Zhang, Yves Gnanou, Nikos Hadjichristidis

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The recent developments in organoborane initiated C1 polymerization (chain grows by one atom at a time) of ylides opens unique horizons towards well-defined/perfectly linear polymethylenes (equivalent to polyethylenes, PE). On the other hand, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is an excellent and powerful controlled/living polymerization for polar monomers such as (meth)acrylates and styrenes. In this Chapter the partnership of these two living polymerizations towards the synthesis of well-defined PE (perfectly linear)-based block copolymers, with unprecedented macromolecular architectures, is presented. Some ideas about new ylide monomers are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization: Materials and Applications
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)0841233233
StatePublished - Aug 13 2018

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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