Thermally reversible dendronized linear ab step-polymers via "click" chemistry

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

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The synthesis and characterization of thermally labile dendronized linear AB step-polymers is described. First through third generation dendritic AB monomers 14a-c containing both a furan and furan-protected maleimide functionality were prepared by the Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reaction followed by polymerization via the thermally reversible furan-maleimide Diels-Alder reaction. The assembly, disassembly, and reassembly behavior of linear dendronized step-polymers 16a-c was studied by GPC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3203-3210
Number of pages8
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 10 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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