Synthesis of an ABCD 4-Miktoarm Star Quaterpolymer Through a Diels-Alder Click Reaction

Altintas O., Hızal G., Tunca Ü.

DESIGNED MONOMERS AND POLYMERS, vol.12, no.1, pp.83-98, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156855508x391158
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-98
  • Keywords: Miktoarm star polymers, Diels-Alder click reaction, atom transfer radical polymerization, nitroxide mediated radical polymerization, ring-opening polymerization, free radical photo-polymerization, polystyrene, poly(epsilon-caprolactone), poly(tert-butyl acrylate), poly(methyl methacrylate), TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION, RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION, H-SHAPED TERPOLYMERS, MIKTOARM STAR, BLOCK-COPOLYMERS, ALIPHATIC POLYESTERS, BRANCHED POLYMERS, MODULAR SYNTHESIS, EFFICIENT ROUTE, COMBINATION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


An ABCD 4-miktoarm star quaterpolymer with A = poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL), B = poly(tert-butyl acrylate) (PtBA), C=polystyrene (PS) and D=poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) arms was prepared using the Diels-Alder reaction strategy. Firstly, PCL with anthracene (PCL-Anth) and PtBA with furan-protected maleimide (PtBA-MI) end-functionalities were synthesized separately via ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-CL and atom transfer radical polymerization of tBA, respectively. These homo-polymers were linked via the Diels-Alder click reaction in toluene at 100 degrees C in order to give PCL-b-PtBA co-polymer. Next, this block co-polymer is utilized successively as macroinitiator in nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization of styrene and in free radical photo-polymerization of MMA in order to achieve the PCL-PtBA-PS-PMMA 4-miktoarm stir quaterpolymer. (C) Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009