Facile Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Block Copolymers Bearing Poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide) Segment Through Group Transfer Polymerization

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This chapter describes the facile and versatile method to synthesize thermoresponsive amphiphilic block copolymers and double-hydrophilic block copolymers having a poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide) (PDEAA) segment through the group transfer polymerization (GTP) of N,N-diethylacrylamide (DEAA).  Precise synthesis of PDEAA and hydroxyl end-functionalized PDEAA (PDEAA-OH) was achieved by the GTP of DEAA using bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (Tf2NH) as a precatalyst and an amino silyl enolate as an initiator.  The synthesis of the block copolymers bearing a DEAA segment was achieved by the sequential polymerization of DEAA and N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMAA) as well as the anionic ring-opening polymerization of epoxides initiated from PDEAA-OH as the macroinitiator.


Block Copolymer Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Ethylene Oxide Propylene Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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