Synthesis of Miktoarm Branched Conjugated Copolymers by ROMPing in and Out

Julia A. Kalow, Timothy M. Swager*

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Architecture represents a promising yet underutilized control element in polymer design due to the challenging synthesis of compositionally varied branched copolymers. We report the one-pot synthesis of miktoarm branched polymers by ring-opening metathesis polymerization. In this work, we graft to and from telechelic poly(3-hexylthiophene), which is end-capped by oxime click chemistry, using various norbornene monomers. The self-assembly of the resulting miktoarm H-shaped conjugated polymers is studied in solution and in the solid state. A dual stimuli-responsive miktoarm polymer is prepared that displays pH-switchable lower critical solution temperature and fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1229-1233
Number of pages5
JournalACS Macro Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Oct 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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