Multiarm Star Block and Multiarm Star Mixed-Block Copolymers via Azide-Alkyne Click Reaction

Durmaz H., Dag A., Erdogan E., Demirel A. L., Hızal G., Tunca Ü.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, vol.48, no.1, pp.99-108, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pola.23765
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-108
  • Keywords: atomic force microscopy (AFM), azide-alkyne click reaction, dynamic light scattering (DLS), GPC, multiarm star polymer, triple detection-GPC, SELECTIVE DEGRADABLE LINKAGES, ONE-POT SYNTHESIS, DIELS-ALDER, RADICAL POLYMERIZATION, TERMINAL ALKYNES, CHEMISTRY, POLYMERS, COMBINATION, CYCLOADDITION, ATRP
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The synthesis of multiarm star block (and mixed-block) copolymers are efficiently prepared by using Cu(I) catalyzed azide-alkyne click reaction and the arm-first approach. alpha-Silyl protected alkyne polystyrene (alpha-silyl-alkyne-PS) was prepared by ATRP of styrene (St) and used as macroinitiator in a crosslinking reaction with divinyl benzene to successfully give multiarm star homopolymer with alkyne periphery. Linear azide end-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG-N-3) and poly (tert-butyl acrylate) (PtBA-N-3) were simply clicked with the multiarm star polymer described earlier to form star block or mixed-block copolymers in N,N-dimethyl formamide at room temperature for 24 h. Obtained multiarm star block and mixed-block copolymers were identified by using H-1 NMR, GPC, triple detection-GPC, atomic force microscopy, and dynamic light scattering measurements. (C) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part A: Polym Chem 48: 99-108, 2010