A novel methodology for random copolymer functionalization based on a noncovalent, one-step, multifunctionalization strategy has been developed. Random copolymers possessing both palladated-pincer complexes and diaminopyridine moieties (hydrogen-bonding entities) have been synthesized using ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Noncovalent functionalization of the resultant copolymers is accomplished via (1) directed self-assembly, (2) multistep self-assembly, and (3) one-step orthogonal self-assembly. This system shows complete specificity of each recognition motif for its complementary unit, with no observable changes in the association constants regardless of the degree of functionalization.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry