Various pH-responsive polymers with amino groups were synthesized via living cationic polymerization of vinyl ethers in the presence of an added base. The synthesis starts with living cationic polymerization of 2-vinyloxyethyl phthalimide (PIVE) in CH2Cl2 in the presence of 1,4-dioxane at 0°C. The base-stabilized living system yields nearly monodispersed polymers (Mw/Mn < 1.1), which have never been obtained using other initiating systems. The deprotection of the pendant phthalimide groups gave well-defined pH-responsive polymers with pendant amino groups. In addition, various pH-responsive diblock copolymers and star-shaped polymers were also prepared.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 18 2006|
|Event||55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan|
Duration: May 24 2006 → May 26 2006
|Other||55th SPSJ Annual Meeting|
|Period||5/24/06 → 5/26/06|
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