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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- https://works.bepress.com/pcostanz/6; https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/chem_fac/45
- Chemical Engineering; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Materials Science; Chemistry; Biochemistry
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.