Novel polymer coupling chemistry based upon latent cysteine-like residues and thiazolidine chemistry

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Polymer Chemistry, ISSN: 1759-9954, Vol: 1, Issue: 9, Page: 1423-1426

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Carlson, Jospeh S.; Hill, Megan R.; Young, Taiga; Costanzo, Philip
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC); The Royal Society of Chemistry
Chemical Engineering; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Materials Science; Chemistry; Biochemistry
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Chain end functional polymers were prepared via reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT) polymerization techniques that were further chain extended with acrylonitrile. Under reducing conditions, latent cysteine-like residues were exposed at the chain ends. A variety of reduction conditions were explored and base polymers were then tethered together via thiazolidine chemistry. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.