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Polymer chemistry

Macromolecules made to order

Mastering how to completely control the exact monomer sequence of synthetic polymers is the ultimate key for establishing true biomimetic macromolecular chemistry. A versatile one-pot approach for the synthesis of well-defined multiblock copolymers with short block lengths offers another approach on the road towards this lofty goal.

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Figure 1: Different approaches for the preparation of sequence-controlled polymers.

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Schmidt, B., Barner-Kowollik, C. Macromolecules made to order. Nature Chem 5, 990–992 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1806

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