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Polymers 2017, 9(4), 130; doi:10.3390/polym9040130

Homoserine Lactone as a Structural Key Element for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Polymers

Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University and DWI-Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Forckenbeckstr. 50, D-52056 Aachen, Germany
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Received: 16 March 2017 / Revised: 28 March 2017 / Accepted: 31 March 2017 / Published: 5 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bio-inspired and Bio-based Polymers)
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The use of bio-based building blocks for polymer synthesis represents a milestone on the way to “green” materials. In this work, two synthetic strategies for the preparation of multifunctional polymers are presented in which the key element is the functionality of homoserine lactone. First, the synthesis of a bis cyclic coupler based on a thiolactone and homoserine lactone is displayed. This coupler was evaluated regarding its regioselectivity upon reaction with amines and used in the preparation of multifunctional polymeric building blocks by reaction with diamines. Furthermore, a linear polyglycidol was functionalized with homoserine lactone. The resulting polyethers with lactone groups in the side chain were converted to cationic polymers by reaction with 3-(dimethylamino)-1-propylamine followed by quaternization with methyl iodide. View Full-Text
Keywords: homoserine lactone; thiolactone-lactone coupler; functional polyamide; functional polyether; polyaddition reaction homoserine lactone; thiolactone-lactone coupler; functional polyamide; functional polyether; polyaddition reaction
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Marquardt, F.; Mommer, S.; Lange, J.; Jeschenko, P.M.; Keul, H.; Möller, M. Homoserine Lactone as a Structural Key Element for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Polymers. Polymers 2017, 9, 130.

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