One-Step Multifunctionalization of Random Copolymers via Self-Assembly

Joel M. Pollino, Ludger P. Stubbs, Marcus Weck

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-567
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 21 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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