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ROMP-NMP-ATRP combination for the preparation of 3-miktoarm star terpolymer via click chemistry

Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

2009

Aziz Gozgen, Aydan Dag, Hakan Durmaz, Okan Sirkecioglu, Gurkan Hizal, Umit Tunca

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A combination of ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and click chemistry approach is first time utilized in the preparation of 3-miktoarm star terpolymer. The bromide end-functionality of monotelechelic poly(N-butyl oxanorbornene imide) (PNBONI-Br) is first transformed to azide and then reacted with polystyrene-b-poly(methyl methacrylate) copolymer with alkyne at the junction point (PS-b-PMMA-alkyne) via click chemistry strategy, producing PS-PMMA-PNBONI 3-miktoarm star terpolymer. PNBONI-Br was prepared by ROMP of N-butyl oxanorbornene imide (NBONI) 1 in the presence of (Z)-but-2-ene-1,4-diyl bis(2-bromopropanoate) 2 as terminating agent. PS-b-PMMA-alkyne copolymer was prepared successively via nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization (NMP) of St and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of MMA.

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