Functionalization of polymers prepared by ATRP using radical addition reactions

Veerle Coessens, Jeffrey Pyun, Peter J. Miller, Scott G. Gaynor, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

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Low molecular weight linear poly(methyl acrylate), star and hyperbranched polymers were synthesized using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and end-functionalized using radical addition reactions. By adding allyltri-n-butylstannane at the end of the polymerization of poly(methyl acrylate), the polymer was terminated by allyl groups. When at high conversions of the acrylate monomer, allyl alcohol or 1,2-epoxy-5-hexene, monomers which are not polymerizable by ATRP, were added, alcohol and epoxy functionalities respectively were incorporated at the polymer chain end. Functionalization by radical addition reactions was demonstrated to be applicable to multi-functional polymers such as hyperbranched and star polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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