Telechelic Polymers by Living and Controlled/Living Polymerization Methods

Telechelic Polymers by Living and Controlled/Living Polymerization Methods, M. A. Tasdelen, M. U. Kahveci, Y. Yagci, Prog. Polym. Sci., 36, 455-567 (2011) DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2010.10.002

Telechelic polymers, defined as macromolecules that contain two reactive end groups,
are used as cross-linkers, chain extenders, and important building blocks for various
macromolecular structures, including block and graft copolymers, star, hyperbranched or
dendritic polymers. This review article describes the general techniques for the preparation
of telechelic polymers by living and controlled/living polymerization methods;
namely atom transfer radical polymerization, nitroxide mediated radical polymerization,
reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization, iniferters, iodine transfer
polymerization, cobalt mediated radical polymerization, organotellurium-, organostibine-,
organobismuthine-mediated living radical polymerization, living anionic polymerization,
living cationic polymerization, and ring opening metathesis polymerization. The efficient
click reactions for the synthesis of telechelic polymers are also presented.