Heterograft Brush Copolymers via Romp and Triple Click Reaction Strategies Involving CuAAC, Diels-Alder, and Nitroxide Radical Coupling Reactions

Çakır Yiğit N., Yavuzarslan M., Durmaz H., Hızal G., Tunca Ü.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, vol.51, no.4, pp.899-907, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pola.26447
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.899-907
  • Keywords: brush copolymers, copper-catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), Diels-Alder reaction, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), nitroxide radical coupling reaction (NRC), ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION, CYLINDRICAL MOLECULAR BRUSHES, DEFINED GRAFT-COPOLYMERS, STAR-BLOCK-COPOLYMERS, ONE-POT SYNTHESIS, CHEMISTRY, POLYMERS, MACROMONOMERS, ATRP, TERPOLYMERS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, an equimolar mixture of oxanorbornenyl-anthracene (ONB-anthracene), oxanorbornenyl-bromide (ONB-Br), and oxanorbornenyl tosylate (ONB-OTs) was polymerized via ring opening metathesis polymerization using the first generation Grubbs' catalyst in CH2Cl2 at room temperature to form poly(ONB-anthracene-co-ONB-Br-co-ONB-OTs)(10) copolymer as a main backbone. Next, this main backbone was sequentially clicked with a furan protected maleimide-terminated poly(methyl methacrylate), 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy-terminated poly(ethylene glycol), and alkyne-terminated poly(e-caprolactone) (PCL20-alkyne) via Diels-Alder, nitroxide radical coupling, and copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition, respectively, to yield a poly(ONB-g-PMMA-co-ONB-g-PEG-co-ONB-g-PCL)(10) heterograft brush copolymer (C) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 899-907