Ping-Pong Polymerization by Allylation and Hydroformylation for Alternating Vinyl Alcohol-Vinyl Monomer Copolymers

S. Ito*, M. Noguchi, K. Nozaki*
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10481–10483.  DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34980A  Featured in the front cover

Abstract: Inspired by the enzymatic ping-pong mechanism, we designed a novel “ping-pong polymerization”, which employs allylation and hydroformylation in an iterative and alternating manner. Thus, alternating and regioregular vinyl alcohol–vinyl monomer copolymers possessing multiple hydroxy groups in a periodical manner were successfully synthesized.

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