Controlled thiol-ene post-polymerization reactions on polyferrocenylsilane homopolymers and block copolymers

Laurent Chabanne, Stefan Pfirrmann, David J. Lunn, Ian Manners*

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Abstract

Various thiols were reacted with poly(ferrocenylmethylvinylsilane) (PFMVS) homopolymers using the radical-mediated thiol-ene reaction with a view to preparing metallopolymers with diverse functional groups. Post-polymerization thiol-ene reactions on poly(ferrocenyldimethylsilane)-b- poly(ferrocenylmethylvinylsilane) (PFDMS-b-PFMVS) diblock copolymers with dodecanethiol and octadecanethiol afforded diblocks with a long hexane-soluble block and a short crystalline, hexane-insoluble PFDMS block. The thiol-ene reactions provided sufficient control to allow access to diblocks that were partially substituted, thus leaving vinyl groups that might subsequently be used for further post-polymerization reactions. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2353-2360
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2013

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs

Keywords

  • RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION
  • DIBLOCK COPOLYMERS
  • CYLINDRICAL MICELLES
  • CRYSTALLINE-CORE
  • CLICK CHEMISTRY
  • CONTROLLED LENGTH
  • MORPHOLOGIES
  • SILICON
  • ARCHITECTURES
  • EFFICIENT

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