Precise synthesis of polymers functionalized with anhydride moieties

Ryohei Kakuchi, Kobayashi Shingo, Kenji Sugiyama, Akira Hirao, Jianbin Zhang, Tom Hoye, Chris Macosko

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We succeeded in preparing poly(ε-caprolactone) with hydroxyl chain end functionality by means of living ring-opening polymerization. The hydroxyl functionality at the chain end was successfully converted into anhydrous moiety via successive transformation reaction, i.e., carboxylation of hydroxyl group using maleic anhydride, introduction of conjugated diene under mitsunobu reaction, and Diels-Alder reaction of maleic anhydride and chain-end-diene group.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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