Orthogonally self-assembled multifunctional block copolymers

Ashootosh V. Ambade, Caroline Burd, Mary Nell Higley, Kamlesh P. Nair, Marcus Weck

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Abstract

We report the synthesis of telechelic poly(norbornene) and poly-(cyclooctene) homopolymers by ringopening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and their subsequent functionalization and block copolymer formation based on noncovalent interactions.Whereas all the poly(norbornene)s contain either a metal complex or a hydrogen-bonding moiety along the polymer side-chains, together with a single hydrogen-bonding-based molecular recognition moiety at one terminal end of the polymer chain. These homopolymers allow for the formation of side-chain-functionalized AB and ABA block copolymers through selfassembly. The orthogonal natures of all side-and main-chain self-assembly events were demonstrated by 1H NMR spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetry. The resulting fully functionalized block copolymers are the first copolymers combining both sideand main-chain self-assembly, thereby providing a high degree of control over copolymer functionalization and architecture and bringing synthetic materials one step closer to the dynamic self-assembly structures found in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11904-11911
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume15
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Self assembly
Block copolymers
Homopolymerization
Hydrogen bonds
Polymers
Copolymers
Molecular recognition
Coordination Complexes
Calorimetry
Metal complexes
Titration
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Polymerization
2-norbornene

Keywords

  • Block copolymers
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Metal coordination
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

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  • Chemistry(all)

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Orthogonally self-assembled multifunctional block copolymers. / Ambade, Ashootosh V.; Burd, Caroline; Higley, Mary Nell; Nair, Kamlesh P.; Weck, Marcus.

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 15, No. 44, 2009, p. 11904-11911.

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Ambade, Ashootosh V. ; Burd, Caroline ; Higley, Mary Nell ; Nair, Kamlesh P. ; Weck, Marcus. / Orthogonally self-assembled multifunctional block copolymers. In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 15, No. 44. pp. 11904-11911.
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