Weakly coordinating amphiphilic organoborate block copolymers

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(Figure Presented) Selective functionalization of polystyrene with weakly coordinating organoborate functionalities BAr4- (Ar = Ph, C6F5) has been accomplished by a polymer modification strategy. The first examples of perfluoroarylborate block copolymers have been prepared; light scattering and TEM studies confirm the formation of reverse micelles, in which the weakly coordinating anion sites are covered by a shell of "inert" polystyrene. The core of the micelles was successfully loaded with a cationic rhodium complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1810-1812
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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