English Abstract
Living Radical Polymerization 3. Synthesis of Block Copolymers and End-functionalized Polymers by Chain-end Modification

Shigeru YAMAGO
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasyou, Uji, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2009),82(12),522-526 General Review in Japanese

Living radical polymerizations (LRPs) enable to synthesize polymers with precise control of molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and chain end structure. This third article describes the synthetic methods of block copolymers and end-modified polymers using the living polymer end. These methods enable to construct highly functionalized and well-defined polymer architectures, and would be useful for the production of high-valued functional materials.

Living Radical Polymerization, Block Copolymer, Chain-end Modification, End-modified Polymer