Reversible ring-crossover polymerization of macrocycles based on radical exchange reaction

Hideyuki Otsuka, Go Yamaguchi, Yuji Higaki, Atsushi Takahara

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Recently, the authors have reported the synthesis of "dynamic covalent polymers" which have alkoxyamine-based dynamic covalent bonds in their main chains. In this study, the authors report the reversible "ring-crossover" polymerization behavior of macrocycles containing alkoxyamine units which can show radical crossover reaction upon heating. Simple heating of the [2+2] macrocycle in anisole at 398 K afforded the corresponding poly(alkoxyamine) with Mn=2000-18000 due to the intermolecular radical crossover reaction. A [1+1] macrocycle was also synthesized by using diacid chloride with longer spacer. The oligomers obtained by radical ring-crossover polymerization were depolymerized to the monomers mainly by the intramolecular radical exchange process under high-dilution conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Polymer Preprints, Japan
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: Sep 20 2005Sep 22 2005


Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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