Telechelic Polymers by Visible-Light-Induced Radical Coupling


ISKIN B., YILMAZ G., Yagci Y.

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.214, no.1, pp.94-98, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 214 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/macp.201200491
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-98

Abstract

A simple and efficient method to prepare telechelics by visible-light-induced radical coupling is presented. Irradiation of the toluene solutions of bromo-terminated polystyrenes prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) in the presence of an ester functional ATRP initiator and dimanganese decacarbonyl (Mn2(CO)10) at ? = 400500 nm leads to the formation telechelic polymers through radicalradical coupling. Adaptability of the process for the preparation of mono- and bifunctional telechelics is demonstrated under variety of conditions of ATRP and coupling steps.