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Polymers 2017, 9(10), 470; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym9100470

Precise Synthesis of Macromolecular Architectures by Novel Iterative Methodology Combining Living Anionic Polymerization with Specially Designed Linking Chemistry

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Polymeric and Organic Materials Department, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ohokayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials Chemistry and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ohokayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan
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Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
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Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
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Received: 26 August 2017 / Revised: 16 September 2017 / Accepted: 17 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Living Polymerization)

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This article reviews the development of a novel all-around iterative methodology combining living anionic polymerization with specially designed linking chemistry for macromolecular architecture syntheses. The methodology is designed in such a way that the same reaction site is always regenerated after the polymer chain is introduced in each reaction sequence, and this “polymer chain introduction and regeneration of the same reaction site” sequence is repeatable. Accordingly, the polymer chain can be successively and, in principle, limitlessly introduced to construct macromolecular architectures. With this iterative methodology, a variety of synthetically difficult macromolecular architectures, i.e., multicomponent μ-star polymers, high generation dendrimer-like hyperbranched polymers, exactly defined graft polymers, and multiblock polymers having more than three blocks, were successfully synthesized. View Full-Text
Keywords: living anionic polymerization; linking chemistry; μ-star polymer; high generation dendrimer-like hyperbranched polymer; exactly defined graft polymers; multiblock polymers; iterative methodology; benzyl bromide; α-phenylacrylate living anionic polymerization; linking chemistry; μ-star polymer; high generation dendrimer-like hyperbranched polymer; exactly defined graft polymers; multiblock polymers; iterative methodology; benzyl bromide; α-phenylacrylate
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Goseki, R.; Ito, S.; Matsuo, Y.; Higashihara, T.; Hirao, A. Precise Synthesis of Macromolecular Architectures by Novel Iterative Methodology Combining Living Anionic Polymerization with Specially Designed Linking Chemistry. Polymers 2017, 9, 470.

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