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Boron “stitching” reaction: a powerful tool for the synthesis of polyethylene-based star architectures

Zapsas, George and Ntetsikas, Konstantinos and Kim, Joey and Bilalis, Panayiotis and Gnanou, Yves and Hadjichristidis, Nikos (2018) Boron “stitching” reaction: a powerful tool for the synthesis of polyethylene-based star architectures. Polymer Chemistry, 2018 (9). pp. 1061-1065. ISSN 1759-9954. doi:10.1039/c8py00110c.

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The linking of macroanions with BF_3OEt_2 leads to a 3-arm star with a boron junction point, which can serve as a macroinitiator for the polyhomologation of dimethylsulfoxonium methylide, thus enabling the synthesis of novel but not “stable” polyethylene (PE)-based 3-arm star block copolymers. Taking advantage of the “stitching” reaction, which transforms the “unstable” boron junction to “stable” carbon, we were able to synthesize novel star block copolymers. This strategy is general and opens new horizons towards unprecedented PE-based materials.

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Zapsas, George0000-0003-3802-3550
Ntetsikas, Konstantinos0000-0002-9236-931X
Kim, Joey0000-0002-3359-4875
Bilalis, Panayiotis0000-0002-5809-9643
Gnanou, Yves0000-0001-6253-7856
Hadjichristidis, Nikos0000-0003-1442-1714
Additional Information:© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The article was received on 21 Jan 2018, accepted on 06 Feb 2018 and first published on 07 Feb 2018. Research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). There are no conflicts to declare.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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