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Research Progress in Gradient Copolymers

ZHENG Chao, HUANG Haiying*, HE Tianbai*   

  1. (State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry,Changchun Institute of
    Applied Chemistry,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Changchun 130022,China)
  • Received:2014-01-06 Revised:2014-02-19 Published:2014-10-09 Online:2014-10-09
  • Contact: He Tianbai

Abstract: Gradient copolymers are a relatively new kind of polymer, which exhibit various properties similar to block copolymers. Due to the economical large scale synthesis allowed by one-pot preparation, gradient copolymers attract significant attentions. This review summaries the definition and structure of gradient copolymers, and current research on their synthesis, characterization, self-assembly behaviors as well as properties and applications.

Key words: gradient copolymers, block copolymers, self-assembly, copolymerization

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