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1. (WO2018197884) POLYMERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197884    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/051105
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: C08F 122/10
C08F 122/38
C08F 112/36
Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Inventors: RANNARD, Steve
CHAMBON, Pierre
CASSIN, Savannah
Title: POLYMERS
Abstract:
A method of preparing a polymer comprises the use of free radical vinyl polymerisation to form carbon-carbon backbone segments of the polymer, wherein the longest chains in the polymer comprise vinyl polymer chains interspersed with other chemical groups and/or chains. The product has the characteristics of astep- growth polymer comprising a mixture of polyfunctional step-growth monomer residues formed by vinyl polymerization.