Multiarm star block copolymers via diels-alder click reaction

Aydan Dag, Hakan Durmaz, Umit Tunca*, Gurkan Hizal

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Two types of multiarm star block copolymers: (polystyrene) m-poly(divinyl-benzene)-poly(methyl methacrylate)n, (PS)m-polyDVB-(PMMA)n and (polystyrene) m-poly(divinylbenzene)-poly(tert-butyl acrylate)k, (PS)m-polyDVB-(PtBA)k were successfully prepared via a combination of cross-linking and Diels-Alder click reactions based on "arm-first" methodology. For this purpose, multiarm star polymer with anthracene functionality as reactive periphery groups was prepared by a cross-linking reaction of divinyl benzene using α-anthracene end functionalized polystyrene (PS-Anth) as a macroinitiator. Thus, obtained multiarm star polymer was then reacted with furan protected maleimide-end functionalized polymers: PMMA-MI or PtBA-MI at reflux temperature of toluene for 48 h resulting in the corresponding multiarm star block copolymers via Diels-Alder click reaction. The multiarm star and multi-arm star block copolymers were characterized by using 1H NMR, SEC, Viscotek triple detection SEC (TD-SEC) and UV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-187
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Anthracene
  • Block copolymers
  • Diels-alder click reaction
  • Maleimide
  • Multiarm star block copolymer
  • Multiarm star polymer
  • NMR
  • SEC
  • Triple detection SEC
  • Viscosity


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