A one-pot polymerization strategy is put forward for producing 1D
polymeric nanomaterials directly from a single inimer. An inimer
bearing an NMP initiating site is polymerized in the presence of a RAFT
CTA to form a pearl-necklace structure constituted of hyperbranched
polymer “pearls”. The obtained 1D nanorods show high regularity
evidenced by the long-range order in small angle XRD patterns and the
formation of liquid crystalline phases.