Telechelic polymers by living and controlled/living polymerization methods

Tasdelen M. A., Kahveci M. Ü., Yağcı Y.

PROGRESS IN POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.36, no.4, pp.455-567, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2010.10.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-567
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Telechelic polymers, defined as macromolecules that contain two reactive end groups, are used as cross-linkers, chain extenders, and important building blocks for various macromolecular structures, including block and graft copolymers, star, hyperbranched or dendritic polymers. This review article describes the general techniques for the preparation of telechelic polymers by living and controlled/living polymerization methods: namely atom transfer radical polymerization, nitroxide mediated radical polymerization, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization, iniferters, iodine transfer polymerization, cobalt mediated radical polymerization, organotellurium-, organostibine-, organobismuthine-mediated living radical polymerization, living anionic polymerization, living cationic polymerization, and ring opening metathesis polymerization. The efficient click reactions for the synthesis of telechelic polymers are also presented. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.