Thermally reversible dendronized step-polymers based on sequential Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition and diels-alder "click" reactions

Nathan W. Polaske, Dominie V. McGrath, James R. McElhanon

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Abstract

Thermally labile dendronized AA-BB step polymers are described. First through third generation dendritic bisfuran monomers 6a-6c were prepared in part by the Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction and in turn polymerized by the reversible furan-maleimide Diels-Alder reaction, The Diels-Alder reaction conditions were optimized through end-capping studies with N-phenylmaleimide (7). Dendronized step polymers 10a-10c were then formed from reaction with bismaleimide 9 and their assembly, disassembly, and reassembly behavior studied by GPC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1270-1276
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecules
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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