One-pot synthesis of TBTA-functionalized coordinating polymers
Journal article, 2014

A one-pot method for the functionalization of polyvinylbenzyl chloride with a tris-(benzyltriazolylmethyl)amine (TBTA) ligand via the copper-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition reaction (CuAAC) is reported, where the ligand is constructed simultaneously with its attachment to the polymer backbone. A hydrophobic TBTA polymer as well as co-polymers containing TBTA ligands were also prepared to demonstrate the possibility of tailoring the properties of the polymers. The polymers were characterized with FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, contact angle measurement, differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analysis. The metal coordinating properties of films prepared from the polymers was also demonstrated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and their structures inspected by scanning electron microscopy.

Coordinating polymer


Polyvinylbenzyl chloride




Alireza Movahedi

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Johnas Eklöf

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Magnus Nydén

Applied Surface Chemistry

University of South Australia

Nina Kann

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Organic Chemistry

Reactive and Functional Polymers

1381-5148 (ISSN)

Vol. 82 1-8

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

Chemical Sciences

Organic Chemistry

Areas of Advance


Materials Science



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