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Highly Versatile Strategy for the Production of Telechelic Polyolefins



Aaron Burkey, Danyon Fischbach, Kathryn L. Beers, Charlotte Wentz, Lawrence Sita


A general and versatile synthetic strategy for producing practical quantities of a wide range of phenyl-groupterminated hetero- and homotelechelic semicrystalline polyethenes and amorphous atactic and semicrystalline isotactic poly(α-olefins) is reported. The phenyl groups serve as synthons for functionalities of additional classes of telechelic polyolefins that can be "unmasked" through simple high yielding postpolymerization reactions. A demonstration of the value of these materials as building blocks for structural classes of polyolefin-based synthetic polymers was provided by syntheses of well-defined polyolefinpolyester di- and triblock copolymers that were shown to adopt microphase-segregated nanostructured mesophases in the condensed phase.
ACS Macro Letters


polyolefins, polymers, telechelics


Burkey, A. , Fischbach, D. , Beers, K. , Wentz, C. and Sita, L. (2022), Highly Versatile Strategy for the Production of Telechelic Polyolefins, ACS Macro Letters, [online],, (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created March 3, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022