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Polymer chemistry

Sacrificial synthesis

The size and uniformity of polymer molecules makes it difficult to modify them at just one selected site. But a single chemical group can be attached at the end of a polymer if part of the starting material is forfeited.

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Figure 1: Sacrificial polymers.


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Perrier, S., Wang, X. Sacrificial synthesis. Nature 445, 271–272 (2007).

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