ROMPISA: Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly

Daniel B. Wright, Mollie A. Touve, Lisa Adamiak, Nathan C. Gianneschi*

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Herein we report a polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) process with ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). We utilize a peptide-based norbornenyl monomer as a hydrophobic unit to provide a range of nanostructures at room temperature yet at high solids concentrations of 20 wt % in combination with an oligoethylene glycol based norbornenyl monomer. Evaluation of the polymerizations under mild conditions highlight that good control is maintained along with high monomer conversion of greater than 99%, indicating that the living polymerization is unaffected during the PISA process. The demonstration broadens the scope of the PISA process to a new living polymerization methodology toward the development of easily accessible and highly functionalized nanostructures in situ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-929
Number of pages5
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 19 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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