Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Malika Jeffries-el

Abstract

A modified Grignard metathesis (GRIM) polymerization has been used for the synthesis of various end-group functionalized poly(3-alkylthiophene)s (PAT)s. Subsequent reactions have been performed to transform these polymers into novel telechelic polythiophenes with reactive ends. The resultant polymers can be used as building blocks for the synthesis of block copolymers using several approaches: ATRP, living polymerization and "click" chemistry.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1419

Copyright Owner

Robyn Lynn Laskowski

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

71 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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