Methods for synthesis of polyolefin-containing block copolymers

Dylan Walsh (Inventor), Damien S Guironnet (Inventor), Eric Su (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A methodology is described for the synthesis of polyolefin containing block-copolymers using a catalytic postpolymerization modification strategy. Common polyolefin grades may be converted into macroinitiators using a cross-metathesis reaction. The functionalized polyolefins may then be used to initiate living: coordinative ring opening polymerization of cyclic ester monomer, anionic ring opening polymerization of epoxide monomer, and radical polymerization of vinylic monomer, to yield the corresponding block copolymers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number10370521
Filing date11/10/17
StatePublished - Aug 6 2019


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