Functional and Tuneable Amino Acid Polymers Prepared by RAFT Polymerization

Amanda C. Evans, Jared Skey, Megan Wright, Wenjun Qu, Courtney Ondeck, Deborah A. Longbottom, Rachel K. O'Reilly

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We report the application of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization using a novel chain transfer agent toward the synthesis of a variety of copolymers containing proline-derived monomeric units. This methodology enables ready access to a number of polymeric species with narrow molecular weight distributions, reliable functional unit incorporations, and high conversions. The methodology is also a facile approach to novel copolymeric species incorporating amino acids, which possess unique material properties and the potential for further organocatalytic application.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6814-6826
JournalJournal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2009


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