Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Post-Functionalization of a ROMP Polymer Backbone Via Radical Thiol-ene Coupling Chemistry

Johannes Arend van Hensbergen, Robert P. Burford, Andrew B. Lowe

Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering,
University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia

The authors ROMP a simple oxonobornene derivative and then functionalize the backbone of the polymer with different thio reagents.  The thiol-ene reaction is confirmed by NMR and most of the polymers retain their relative low PDI's after functionalization.

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